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Wills And Burke  (1985)
Wills and Burke  (1985)  CAST AND CREW

Director: Bob Weis
Writing: 
Philip Dalkin

Cast (first listed on imdb.com)

Garry McDonald ......  Robert O'Hara Burke
Kym Gyngell ............  William John Wills
Peter Collingwood ....  Sir William Stawell
Jonathan Hardy ........  John Macadam
Roderick Williams ....  George Landells
Mark Little  ..............  John King
Roy Baldwin ..............  Charley Gray
Alex Menglet ............  William Brahe
Tony Rickards ...........  Patton
Simon Thorpe............  McDonough
Wyn Roberts .............  William Wright
Dalibor Satalic .........  Beckler
Nicole Kidman .........  Julia Matthews
Henry Maas .............. Charles
Chris Haywood ......... Constable
Story
A dry comedy about the last few weeks of an 1860 expedition across the Australian continent by explorers Robert O'Hara Burke (Garry McDonald) and William John  Wills (Kim Gyngell).The expedition turns into a musical with Burke obsessed with a singer (Nicole Kidman) 

Comments
The explorers Burke and Wills are generally regarded as heros in Australian folklore. This film attempts to reduce their hero status a little by poking some fun. Although not obvious in the film, it was actually shot in a quarry.

Shortly after
Wills and Burke was released, came the big budget film 'Burke and Wills

The real expedition set out to cross the harsh interior of Australia from the Southern coast (Melbourne) to the Northern coast (Gulf of Carpenteria). It was the biggest and most expensive expedition in Australia's history. It had to battle the extremes of the Australian climate and landscape. Unfortunately it ended with many lives being lost. 

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Right: A painting of the Burke and Wills expedition by famous Australian painter Sidney Nolan.