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Richard Franklin


True Story of Eskimo Nell, TheTrue Story of Eskimo Nell, The (1975)
Dir. Richard Franklin
One of the 'best' (though tamest) of the Australian sexploitation genre which enjoyed brief favour in the 1970s, spins a story around the mythic…
FantasmFantasm (1976)
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. John Holmes, Uschi Digard, Mary Gavin
Australian sex–spoof has a 'renowned sexologist' guide the audience through the ten most common female fantasies. Some of the best known…
PatrickPatrick (1978)
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Robert Thompson, Sir Robert Helpmann, Susan Penhaligon
Shrill Aussie B–movie about a comatose hospital patient who utilizes his psychokinetic powers to inflict pain and death. Takes its time to…
Road GamesRoad Games (1981) Recommended
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis
Inventive and at times intense, this road thriller has truckdriver Keach traversing the outback, while a serial killer is on the loose. Effectively…
Psycho 2Psycho 2 (1983) Recommended
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Anthony Perkins
Much better than expected sequel sees Anthony Perkins reprise his role 23 years later as endearing nutcase Norman Bates. Thoughtful and suspenseful.
Cloak and DaggerCloak and Dagger (1984)
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy
A boy with a reputation for "crying wolf" is convinced he's just witnessed an espionage plot by Russian spies in America, only no one believes his…
FX 2FX 2 (1991)
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy
Far–fetched sequel has special effects genius Bryan Brown come out of retirement, only to become entangled in an elaborate police…
Hotel SorrentoHotel Sorrento (1994)
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Tara Morice, Joan Plowright, Ray Barrett
Three estranged sisters reunite at their Aussie coastal home–town and rekindle both fond memories and unresolved tensions, that eventually…
Brilliant LiesBrilliant Lies (1996)
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Anthony LaPaglia, Gia Carides
Real–life couple Gia Carides and Anthony LaPaglia get to pull out each other's hair in this adaptation of David Williamson's meaty stageplay…
VisitorsVisitors (2003)
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Radha Mitchell, Ray Barrett, Susannah York
Circumnavigating the globe in her yacht, Radha Mitchell gets becalmed in the tropics and is 'visited' by persons who may be ghosts, hallucinations or…

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