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Gus Mercurio

Gus Mercurio
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Birth name Augustino Eugenio Mercurio
Nationality Australie
Birth 10 august 1928 at Milwaukee
Death 7 december 2010 (at 82 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Augustino Eugenio "Gus" Mercurio (10 August 1928 – 7 December 2010) was an American-born Australian character actor who appeared on both film and television.

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Filmography of Gus Mercurio (19 films)

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Not Quite Hollywood, 1h43
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Phillip Adams, Christine Amor, Steve Bisley, Glory Annen Clibbery, Jamie Blanks, Graeme Blundell
Rating76% 3.842773.842773.842773.842773.84277
Not Quite Hollywood documents the revival of Australian cinema during the Australian New Wave of the 1970s and '80s through B-movies including Alvin Purple, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Dead-End Drive In, Long Weekend, Mad Max, The Man from Hong Kong, Patrick, Razorback, Road Games, Stork and Turkey Shoot. From 1971 through to the late 1980s, Australian directors began to take advantage of the newly introduced R-rating which allowed more on-screen nudity, sex and violence for audiences restricted to age 18 and over. "Ozploitation"—writer-director Mark Hartley's own portmanteau of "Australian exploitation"—was a subgenre of the New Wave which accounted for the critically panned "gross-out comedies, sex romps, action and road movies, teen films, westerns, thrillers and horror films" of the era, commonly overlooked in Australia's "official film history". The film addresses three main categories of "Ozploitation" films: sex, horror and action.
Curse of the Talisman, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Jesse Spencer, Robert Coleby, Tempany Deckert, Gus Mercurio, Rod Mullinar
Roles Junkyard Owner
Rating35% 1.754281.754281.754281.754281.75428
Boy has difficulty getting a drivers license and works in new age bookstore. Boy meets girl, in school. Boy hides stolen religious artifacts from Yorkshire for hippie poet bookstore owner in parents basement, but is instead bit by a keychain. Boy (Jesse Spencer) and girl (Sara Gleeson) have sweet and gentle first kiss, but soon are being chased by a predatory gargoyle. Long-haired friend and crazy priest pitch in to help save the day, even though no alcohol is consumed. Boy gets license and girl, priest continues quest against E-vil.
Doing Time for Patsy Cline, 1h35
Directed by Chris Kennedy
Genres Comedy
Actors Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Wayne Pygram, Gus Mercurio, Tom Long
Roles Tyrone
Rating61% 3.0992753.0992753.0992753.0992753.099275
Following a passion for country music, Ralph leaves his father’s sheep farm in a remote Australian town, armed with a guitar and a plane ticket to Nashville, Tennessee. He hopes to hitchhike to Sydney Airport where his take-off into a successful country/western singing career will hopefully begin.
Return to the Blue Lagoon, 1h42
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about virginity
Actors Milla Jovovich, Brian Krause, Lisa Pelikan, Brian Blain, Garette Ratliff Henson, Peter Hehir
Roles First Mate
Rating52% 2.611012.611012.611012.611012.61101
In 1897, Mrs. Sarah Hargrave, a widow, and two young children (one of whom is the son of the castaways from the original film) are cast off from the ship they are travelling on, because the ship's crew are infected with cholera. After days afloat, Kearney, a sailor who has been sent with them, tries to kill the boy because of his excessive crying. Sarah angrily beats Kearney to death with a harpoon and dumps his body overboard. The trio arrives at and is stranded on a beautiful tropical island in the South Pacific. Sarah tries to raise them to be civilized, but soon gives up, as the orphaned boy Richard was born and raised by young lovers on this same island, and he influences the widow's daughter Lilli. They grow up, and Sarah educates them from the Bible, as well as from her own knowledge, including the facts of life. She cautiously demands the children never to go to the forbidden side of the island.
Crocodile Dundee II, 1h47
Directed by John Cornell
Origin Australie
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films
Actors Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Charles Dutton, Juan Fernández de Alarcón, Kenneth Welsh
Roles Frank
Rating56% 2.8008052.8008052.8008052.8008052.800805
A year has passed since the events of "Crocodile" Dundee, and Mick Dundee and Sue Charlton are living happily together in New York. Although Mick's ignorance of city life is a hazard when he attempts to continue his former lifestyle, like blast fishing in Manhattan's waters, Sue's writing has made him a popular public figure. He later goes to work for Leroy Brown, a mild-mannered stationery salesman trying to live up to his self-perceived 'bad guy in the streets' image.
Running from the Guns
Genres Action
Actors Jon Blake, Terence Donovan, Gus Mercurio, Nikki Coghill, Mark Hembrow, Bill Kerr
Roles Chazza
Rating63% 3.1818453.1818453.1818453.1818453.181845
Two friends, Dave and Peter, accidentally pick up the wrong truck at the docks, which contains contraband wanted by some criminals.
The Return of Captain Invincible, 1h36
Directed by Philippe Mora
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Musical
Themes Superhero films, Musical films
Actors Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Bill Hunter, Kate Fitzpatrick, Michael Pate, Graham Kennedy
Rating57% 2.859362.859362.859362.859362.85936
The plot involves the Captain America/Superman inspired super-hero called "Captain Invincible" (also known as "Legend in Leotards", "The Caped Contender", and "Man of Magnet") who is active during World War II and afterwards. Once a popular hero to all Americans, he is forced into retirement by McCarthy-style government persecution in the 1950s.
The Man from Snowy River, 1h42
Directed by George Trumbull Miller
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Poésie, Transport films, Films about horses, Adaptation d'un poème
Actors Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart
Roles Frew
Rating72% 3.646213.646213.646213.646213.64621
When Jim Craig and his father Henry are discussing their finances, a herd of wild horses called the Brumby Mob passes by, and Henry wants to shoot the black stallion leader—but Jim convinces his father to capture and sell them. The next morning the mob reappears and Henry is accidentally killed. Before Jim can inherit the station, a group of mountain men tell him that he must first earn the right – and to do so he must go to the lowlands and work.
Turkey Shoot, 1h33
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan, Roger Ward, Lynda Stoner
Roles Red
Rating58% 2.9493952.9493952.9493952.9493952.949395
In the totalitarian near future, "social deviants" are sent to prison camps for re-education and behaviour modification. The new arrivals at Camp 47 are Chris Walters (Olivia Hussey), a shopkeeper accused of helping a rebel; Rita Daniels (Lynda Stoner), a suspected sex worker; and Paul Anders (Steve Railsback), a dissident who has escaped from several other camps. After suffering brutal treatment at the hands of Camp Master Charles Thatcher (Michael Craig) and his chief enforcer, Ritter (Roger Ward), the prisoners accept a deadly deal. They will be human prey in a "turkey shoot", which Thatcher has organised for Secretary Mallory (Noel Ferrier), and VIPs Jennifer (Carmen Duncan) and Tito (Michael Petrovich). If they can evade the heavily armed guests in the surrounding jungle until sundown, Chris, Rita and Paul will be set free. As the "turkey shoot" progresses, the tables are turned, and the prisoners become the hunters, culminating in a free-for-all slaughter terminated by a government napalm airstrike.
The Blue Lagoon, 1h44
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Seafaring films, Naturisme, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Le thème des vacances, La sexualité des mineurs, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents, Films about virginity
Actors Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Alan Hopgood, Gus Mercurio
Roles Officer
Rating58% 2.9040052.9040052.9040052.9040052.904005
In the Victorian period, two young cousins, Richard and Emmeline Lestrange, and a galley cook, Paddy Button (Leo McKern), survive a shipwreck in the South Pacific and reach a lush tropical island. Paddy cares for the small children and forbids them by "law" from going to the other side of the island, as he found evidence of remains of bloody human sacrifices. He also warns them against eating a scarlet berry which is apparently deadly.
Harlequin (1980)
, 1h35
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Political films
Actors Robert Powell, David Hemmings, Carmen Duncan, Broderick Crawford, Gus Mercurio, Alyson Best
Roles Mr. Bergier
Rating62% 3.104963.104963.104963.104963.10496
An up-and-coming senator, Nick Rast, has a young son who is terminally ill with leukaemia. A mysterious faith healer, Gregory Wolfe, appears and seems to cure the boy. Rast's wife Sandy falls in love with Wolfe, but the powerful interests behind Rast's career, represented by geriatric monster, Doc Wheelan are less happy with events.