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The Dismissal (1983–1983)

TV Mini-series | 90 min | Drama, History

The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the subsequent installation, in Parliament, of the ...See moreThe drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the subsequent installation, in Parliament, of the Liberal 'caretaker government' and Mr. Malcolm Fraser as the 'caretaker' Prime Minister. Written by David McAnally See less
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Updated Mar 6, 1983

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Mar 6, 1983 (Australia)
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67 cast members
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Max Phipps
Gough Whitlam Gough Whitlam   See fewer
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John Stanton
Malcolm Fraser Malcolm Fraser   See fewer
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Bill Hunter
Rex Connor Rex Connor   See fewer
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John Meillon
Sir John Kerr Sir John Kerr   See fewer
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Peter Sumner
Bill Hayden Bill Hayden   See fewer
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Robyn Nevin
Lady Kerr Lady Kerr   See fewer
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Ed Devereaux
Phillip Lynch Phillip Lynch   See fewer
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Tom Oliver
Reg Withers Reg Withers   See fewer
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Stuart Littlemore
TV Anchorman TV Anchorman   See fewer
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3
Ruth Cracknell
Margaret Whitlam Margaret Whitlam   See fewer
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Robin Bowering
Jim Killen Jim Killen   See fewer
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David Downer
Tony Staley Tony Staley   See fewer
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Sean Scully
Doug Anthony Doug Anthony   See fewer
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John Hargreaves
Dr. Jim Cairns Dr. Jim Cairns   See fewer
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Harry Weiss
Tirath Khemlani Tirath Khemlani   See fewer
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George Ogilvie
Senator Jim McClelland Senator Jim McClelland   See fewer
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Nancye Hayes
Connor's Secretary Connor's Secretary   See fewer
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Ken Wayne
Liberal Senator Liberal Senator   See fewer
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John Allen
John Menadue John Menadue   See fewer
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Alan Becher
Ian Viner Ian Viner   See fewer
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Tim Burns
David Smith David Smith   See fewer
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Arthur Dignam
Eric Robinson Eric Robinson   See fewer
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Tim Elliott
Sir Fredrick Wheeler Sir Fredrick Wheeler   See fewer
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Ray Marshall
Senator Ken Wriedt - ALP Senate Leader Senator Ken Wriedt - ALP Senate Leader   See fewer
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Martin Harris
Kep Enderby Kep Enderby   See fewer
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Dennis Miller
Gordon Scholes - The Second Speaker Gordon Scholes - The Second Speaker   See fewer
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Ruth Osborne
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Kate Reid
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Stewart Faichney
Billy Snedden Billy Snedden   See fewer
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Peter Collingwood
Tun Abdul Razak Tun Abdul Razak   See fewer
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Martin Vaughan
Albert 'Pat' Field Albert 'Pat' Field   See fewer
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Neela Dey
Junie Morosi Junie Morosi   See fewer
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Malcolm Keith
Melbourne Reporter Melbourne Reporter   See fewer
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Carol Burns
Cairns's Secretary Cairns's Secretary   See fewer
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Tony Blackett
Robert Ellicott Robert Ellicott   See fewer
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Tony Barry
Press Secretary Press Secretary   See fewer
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Tom Farley
Labor Minister Labor Minister   See fewer
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Peter Carroll
Liberal Party Official Liberal Party Official   See fewer
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Mervyn Drake
Newspaper Lawyer Newspaper Lawyer   See fewer
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Les Foxcroft
James Cope - The First Speaker James Cope - The First Speaker   See fewer
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Vincent Ball
Justin O'Byrne Justin O'Byrne   See fewer
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Veronica Lang
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Laurence Button
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Don Crosby
Actor Actor   See fewer
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Paul Chubb
Customs Officer Customs Officer   See fewer
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Sarah De Teliga
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Mary-Lou Stewart
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Katrina Foster
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Ken Fraser
Actor Actor   See fewer
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Barry Otto
Actor Actor   See fewer
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Max Rowley
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Al Thomas
Actor Actor   See fewer
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John Clayton
Barry Cohen Barry Cohen   See fewer
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Jon Fabian
Fraser's Chauffer (uncredited) Fraser's Chauffer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucky Grills
George Harris, President of Carlton Football Club (uncredited) George Harris, President of Carlton Football Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 161 votes