|Directed by||Nadia Tass|
|Produced by||Jim McElroy|
|Written by||Terry Hayes|
|22 November 1996|
|Box office||$266,329 (Australia))|
It tells the true story of Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia. Just released from prison, all he wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. A misunderstanding, quickly gets out of control, when two police officers pay him a visit, resulting in Wally, Beryl and her child being trapped in their house. Surrounded by armed police, the community is under the impression that Wally is holding everyone hostage. Events quickly spiral into a media circus as, through the siege, Wally - inadvertently - manages to become a symbol for the anti-war movement.
Terry Hayes was attached to produce the film. He showed a script to Nadia Tass, who liked the story and the characters but wanted it rewritten. Hayes made the changes and Tass came on board to direct. Also released as My Entire Life.
- "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" Film Victoria accessed 14 November 2012
- "Interview with Nadia Tass", Signis, 31 May 1996, 31 August 1998, 3-4 November 1998 accessed 21 November 2012
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