Winners: Room to Move (1985)

Title:
Winners: Room to Move (1985)
NFSA ID:
138098
Year:
1985
Courtesy:
Australian Children's Television Foundation
Category:
Access fees

Nicole Kidman, in the tradermark curls of her early years as an actress, stars in a telemovie which was criticised at the time for 'undermining parental authority'.

In this scene, Carol wins a race and meets 'punk' girl Angie, as the latter practices a totally 1980s dance routine (reminiscent of Flashdance) in the gym.

Nicole Kidman paid close attention to the advice from her coach (Kate Ferguson): 'Winning's what it's all about [...] now, you go out there and win!' She'd previously starred in the 1983 remake of Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits, and made an appearance in A Country Practice, but she wasn't yet a household name. Her roles in 1986's Windrider and Vietnam would establish her as one of Australia's favourites, before she conquered Hollywood and won every award imaginable.

Producer:
Julia Overton
Producer:
Richard Mason
Executive Producer:
Patricia Edgar
Director:
John Duigan
Writer :
John Duigan
Music :
William Motzing
Carol :
Nicole Kidman
Angie :
Alyssa Cook
Coach :
Kate Ferguson