From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Heatwave (1982, Australia) is a Political conspiracy thriller directed by Phillip Noyce. It is based on the same events that inspired The Killing of Angel Street.


Main Details

  • Released on March 8, 1982
  • Color
  • Running time: 91 minutes
  • Production Co.: M & L Pty Limited | Preston Crothers
  • Distribution Co.: Roadshow Film Distributors
  • Directed by Phillip Noyce
  • Written by Marc Rosenberg and Phillip Noyce, based on an original screenplay by Mark Stiles and Tim Gooding
  • Starring: Judy Davis, Richard Moir, Chris Haywood

Plot Summary

  • A planned housing development in the mid 70's designed for an upstart Cockney immigrant developer, becomes the centre of controversy as tenants and squatters in the older houses refuse to move.


  • One man. One woman. Caught together in the cold terror of...HEATWAVE
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