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Title Barracuda / directed by Robert Connolly ; written by Blake Ayshford and Belinda Chayko ; produced by Tony Ayres and Amanda Higgs with Christos Tsiolkas as associate producer

Published Western Australia : Kanopy, 2016.
©2016.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM INTERNET video    AVAILABLE
Physical description 4 streaming videos (217 minutes) : sound, colour.
Performers Cast: Elias Anton, Rachel Griffith, Matt Nable, Rachel Griffiths.
Summary Based on the provocative novel by acclaimed writer, Christos Tsiolkas, and re-uniting key creatives who brought us The Slap, Barracuda is an unflinching look at Australia's national obsession with sporting heroes. It's a brutal clash of cultures, dreams and expectations and the relentless demands we place on our young athletes, their families, schools, friends and coaches.
Episode 1: A scholarship brings Daniel closer to his dream of winning Olympic gold when he begins training under esteemed coach Frank Torma. He faces fierce opposition from golden boy champion Martin.
Episode 2: Coach Torma and Danny clash over Danny's stroke. Meanwhile, Danny is drawn into the wealthy establishment of the Taylor family, and he finally gets a chance to prove himself at the Nationals.
Episode 3: Danny is seduced into the world of the elite sports institute. As the 1998 Commonwealth Games loom, Danny's obsession with improving his times puts him at odds with his family, Torma & Martin.
Episode 4: Young swimmer Danny Kelly is in pursuit of Olympic gold.
Audience Classification: M
Original Version Originally produced: Australia : Matchbox Pictures production in association with ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria, 2016.
System notes Streaming video.
Other author Connolly, Robert, 1967- director.
Ayres, Tony, producer.
Higgs, Amanda, producer.
Tsiolkas, Christos, 1965-, producer.
Ayshford, Blake, screenwriter.
Chayko, Belinda, screenwriter.
Anton, Elias, actor.
Griffith, Rachel, actor.
Tsiolkas, Christos, 1965- Barracuda.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, production company.
Matchbox Pictures (Firm), production company.
Screen Australia, production company.
Kanopy (Firm), issuing body.
Subject Swimmers -- Australia -- Drama.
Athletes -- Australia -- Drama.
Swimming -- Competitions -- Australia -- Drama.
Television series -- Australia.