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“Alex is an overachiever. She always gets what she wants, and now she wants to earn selection for the Olympics. ALEX is the story of a young woman's quest against setbacks, intense rivalry and personal tragedy to win selection for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

“Alex Archer is not like other girls her age. She's tall, she's talented and she's headstrong. She's also a winner who finds the courage to be a champion.” - New Zealand Film Commission;; 29/01/2014.

Based on the book by Tessa Duder.

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Year 1993

Reference number F21921

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Genre Feature

Duration 1:28:40

Production company Isambard Productions, Total Film

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Credits Cast: Lauren Jackson
Cast: Chris Haywood
Cast: Josh Picker
Cast: Catherine Godbold
Cast: Elizabeth Hawthorne
Cast: Bruce Philips
Cast: May Lloyd
Cast: Grant Tilly
Director: Megan Simpson
Producer: Tom Parkinson
Producer: Phil Gerlach
Associate Producer: Alan Withrington
Line Producer: Tony Winley
Writer: Ken Catran
Adapted From The Book By: Tessa Duder
Director of Photography: Donald Duncan
Editor: Tony Kavanagh
Music: Todd Hunter
Production Designer: Kim Sinclair
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission

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