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Roger Ward is a Actor and Scriptwriter Australien born on 24 july 1937 at Adelaide (Australie)

Roger Ward

Roger Ward
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Nationality Australie
Birth 24 july 1937 (86 years) at Adelaide (Australie)

Roger Ward is a pioneer of Australian film and television.
Ward grew up in Adelaide.
He began his career on stage at the age of twelve.
He had acting roles in Mad Max, Number 96, Homicide, Division 4, Stone and The Man From Hong Kong.
The one production that caused more controversy than any other, was the groundbreaking Australian film The Set. Written by Ward in the 1960s but not published as a novel until 2011, the film hit the big screens in 1970.

Best films

Mad Max (1979)

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Filmography of Roger Ward (29 films)

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Elimination Game, 1h30
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Dominic Purcell, Viva Bianca, Robert Taylor (acteur australien), Belinda McClory, Nicholas Hammond, Carmen Duncan
Roles The Dictator
Rating37% 1.8684651.8684651.8684651.8684651.868465
In the near future, SEAL Commander Rick Tyler is sent to Libya to assassinate its leader. After apparently completing the mission he finds himself in a prison charged with war crimes for murdering the population of a village during the currently ongoing "World War Africa" and his mission apparently failed as the Libyan leader is still alive. Sentenced to death, he is given a temporary reprieve to appear on a popular reality television show called "Turkey Shoot" where he is pitted against a series of professional killers voted for by the audience. If Tyler, who has no weapons, survives three levels of hunting he will receive a pardon.
Bad Behaviour, 1h30
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors John Jarratt, Lindsay Farris, Robert Coleby, Roger Ward, Jean Kittson
Roles Voyte
Rating36% 1.838011.838011.838011.838011.83801
The film chronicles the intersecting storylines of a variety of characters using a Nonlinear narrative. Emma and Peterson are two sociopathic siblings who drift into the sleepy coastal town of Cecil Bay, on the run from the brutal gangster, Voyte Parker (Roger Ward). Over the course of the film, Senior Constable Richard 'Ricky' Bartlett (John Jarratt) is driven violently insane, his partner, Constable Mark Brown (Dwaine Stevenson) is confronted and consumed with his wife's infidelity. Final year high school students, Chaar, Matt, Candice, Danny and Sam just want to party.
Long Weekend
Directed by Jamie Blanks
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films
Actors Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan, Robert Taylor, Lara Robinson, Robert Taylor (acteur australien), Roger Ward
Roles Truckie
Rating51% 2.551472.551472.551472.551472.55147
Peter and Carla have a wasted marriage and constant friction. Peter buys expensive camping gear and, despite the protests of Carla, insists they travel with their dog Cricket to camp on the isolated Moondah Beach in the North Coast with his friend Luke and his girlfriend during the rainy holiday. Peter stops in a pub at the Eggleston Hotel and leaves a message for Luke with the owner of the pub. When Peter takes what he believes to be shortcut to the beach, he gets lost and the couple spends the night sleeping in their SUV. The next morning, Peter organizes the campsite and their intrusion into and abuse of the natural environment begins. During the two days, the couple's relationship deteriorates while the nature avenges the bad treatment the couple has inflicted upon it.
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
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.7913853.7913853.7913853.7913853.791385
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.
Rough Diamonds, 1h28
Genres Drama
Actors Jason Donovan, Peter Phelps, Max Cullen, Roger Ward, Steven Tandy, Gerry Skilton
Roles Merv Drysdale
Rating61% 3.091383.091383.091383.091383.09138
Mike Tyrell drives a cattle truck and hits a car picked on the side of the road that belongs to ex-singer Chrissie.
Fatal Bond
Fatal Bond (1991)
, 1h29
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Linda Blair, Jerome Ehlers, Donal Gibson, Roger Ward, Bob Barrett
Roles Detective Greaves
Rating40% 2.0498552.0498552.0498552.0498552.049855
Joe Martinez (Jerome Ehlers) is a man without a home or a known past. His only friend seems to be the Valiant car that rockets him through time and across landscape. He is a loner with a violent temper that bristles whenever he feels society is grinding down on him. If anyone encroaches upon his sense of freedom (be he a bouncer or a criminal), Joe explodes - a quick headbutt followed by a frantic attack of a swirling fists.
Quigley Down Under, 1h55
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Ben Mendelsohn, Chris Haywood, Ron Haddrick
Roles Brophy
Rating68% 3.448243.448243.448243.448243.44824
Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck) is a cowboy and sharpshooter from America with a keen eye and a specially modified rifle with which he can shoot accurately at extraordinary distances. Quigley's weapon of choice is a customized 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle. He answers a newspaper advertisement that asks for men with a special talent in long-distance shooting with four words, "M. Quigley 900 yards," written on a copy of the advertisement, punctuated by several closely spaced bullet holes.
Young Einstein, 1h27
Directed by Yahoo Serious
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors John Howard, Elliott Reid, Yahoo Serious, Su Cruickshank, Christian Manon, Lulu Pinkus
Roles Cat Pie Cook
Rating52% 2.600192.600192.600192.600192.60019
Albert Einstein, the son of an apple farmer in Tasmania in the early 1900s, splits a beer atom with a chisel in order to add bubbles to beer, discovers the theory of relativity and travels to Sydney to patent it. While there, he invents the electric guitar and surfing while romancing Marie Curie. He invents rock and roll and uses it to save the world from being destroyed due to misuse of a nuclear reactor under the watchful eye of Charles Darwin.
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 Chief Guard Ritter
Rating58% 2.9458052.9458052.9458052.9458052.945805
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.
Lady Stay Dead, 1h32
Genres Horror
Actors Roger Ward, James Elliott
Roles Officer Clyde Collings
Rating52% 2.618442.618442.618442.618442.61844
A young woman is looking after her sister's house, unaware that her sister and neighbour have been murdered by their handyman.
The Chain Reaction, 1h32
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Richard Moir, Tim Burns, Mel Gibson, Frankie J. Holden
Roles Moose
Rating53% 2.662142.662142.662142.662142.66214
An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO (acronyms of Western Atomic Longterm Dumping Organisation), a nuclear waste storage facility. Heinrich Schmidt (Ross Thompson) an engineer badly contaminated in the accident, knows that the leak will poison the groundwater for hundreds of miles around and wants to warn the public. His boss, however, is only interested in protecting himself and believes that the accident should be covered up, when in fact the contamination risks thousands of lives. Heinrich escapes from the facility but is badly injured. Lost in the woods and suffering from amnesia, he is rescued by Larry Stilson (Steve Bisley), a car mechanic on holiday, and his wife Carmel (Arna-Maria Winchester). As Heinrich tries to piece together his memories of what happened, his boss' thugs are quickly closing in on the trio.
Mad Max
Mad Max (1979)
, 1h28
Directed by George Miller
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Environmental films, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, Tim Burns
Roles Fifi
Rating67% 3.3989453.3989453.3989453.3989453.398945
A berserk motorcycle gang member named Crawford "Nightrider" Montazano (Vincent Gil), having killed a rookie officer of an Australian highway patrol called the Main Force Patrol (MFP) while escaping from police custody, is attempting to outrun the other MFP officers in a stolen Pursuit Special. Though he manages to elude his initial pursuers, the MFP's top pursuit-man, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson), then engages the less-skilled Nightrider in a high-speed chase. During a sudden game of "chicken", the Nightrider breaks off first, his nerve suddenly broken in the confrontation with Max; he is unable to recover his wits, which leads to the Nightrider's death in a fiery crash.