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Freedom (1982)

Ron (Jon Blake) is an unemployed young man in 1980s Australia, with poor prospects but rich fantasies. On a whim, he steals a silver Porsche 930 Turbo, hooks up with unmarried teenage mother Sally (Jad Capelja) and hits the road looking for freedom.

Soon the young couple become fugitives on the run, evading the police, trying to get Sally’s baby back, and generally creating car-related chaos on the highways of Australia.

The film was produced by the South Australian Film Corporation. The soundtrack was composed and produced by Don Walker of the Australian band Cold Chisel and features the (then-unknown) singer Michael Hutchence of INXS.

Former Puberty Blues (1981) star Jad Capelja did not make any other films after appearing in Freedom. She later struggled with addiction and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.  Capelja took her own life on 10 January 2010.

Ron Matheson
Jon Blake
Annie
Candy Raymond
Sally Wallace
Jad Capelja
Cassidy
Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell
Phil
Chris Haywood
Salesman
Rob Steele
Salesman
Tony Blackett
Ron’s mother
Kati Edwards
Margie
Louise Le Nay
Foster mother
Julie Dawson
Aristotle
Domenico Spadavecchia
John Doniger
James Cameron
Brian Samuels
John Fenton
Jenny
Jen McDiarmid

Director
Scott Hicks

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