Professor Donald Metcalf (1929–2014) was internationally renowned for his pioneering medical research on the control of blood cell formation.
Tracy (Bojana Novakovic) is being passed over the heads of her friends at a party.
Bill Heslop (Bill Hunter) entertains a Japanese resort developer (Ken Senga) and his interpreter (Kuni Hashimoto) at a Chinese restaurant.
Muriel (Toni Collette) has run away to Sydney, where she shares a flat with Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths), her new best friend.
Muriel (Toni Collette) joins her friends, once the in-crowd from high school, at a local club. Tania (Sophie Lee) has discovered her new husband is having an affair.
Harry Joy (Barry Otto) is a successful advertising man, with a nice house, a wife he loves (Lynette Curran) and two children, David (Miles Buchanan) and Lucy (Gia Carides).
Harry (Barry Otto) leaves the city to find Honey Barbara (Helen Jones), the hippie beekeeper he fell in love with after his life fell apart.
Harry Joy (Barry Otto) wakes up in a psychiatric hospital, after his family has bribed corrupt doctors to certify him.