Street Hero Poster Original Daybill 1984 Vince Colosimo Sigrid Thornton
Country of origin Daybill Poster with stunning Brian Clinton artwork.Street Hero is a 1984 Australian film directed by Michael Pattinson and written by Jan Sardi. It starred Vince Colosimo, Sigrid Thornton, Sandy Gore, Bill Hunter and Ray Marshall. Colosimo, Sardi and Pattinson had previously made Moving Out (1982). When making this film, Sardi and Pattinson discovered music teachers would help underprivileged children by encouraging them to become involved in music, which inspired Street Hero. Pattinson took the script to Bonnie Harris of Roadshow Entertainment, who got Paul Dainty involved. The movie was a conscious effort on the part of Pattinson and Sardi to make something more commercial than their first film, while still having something based in reality.Street Hero was nominated for seven AFI awards (Australia’s version of the Oscars) in 1984 including Best Actor (Vince Colosimo), Best Supporting Actress (Sandy Gore), Best Supporting Actress (Peta Toppano), Best Original Screenplay (Jan Sardi), Best Original Music Score (Garth Porter of Sherbet rock band fame). The soundtrack to the movie included songs by A list Australian musicians at the time such as Dragon, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon English, Sharon O’Neill, Wendy Matthews, Ross Wilson and Renee Geyer.