Over the Hill (1992 film)
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|Over the Hill|
|Directed by||George T. Miller|
|Written by||Robert Caswell|
|Based on||Alone in the Australian Outback|
by Gladys Taylor
|30 June 1992|
The film was based on Canadian writer and publisher Gladys Taylor's 1984 book Alone in the Australian Outback, a memoir of her 1977 driving trip in Australia. The memoir was adapted by Australian screenwriter Robert Caswell.
Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia. But Alma doesn't fit into her daughter's political-hostess life even for a visit, and she finds more sympathy in her granddaughter. Alma, in a burst of rebellion, buys a supercharged hotrod and sets out on a voyage of self-discovery to Melbourne. Along the way, she meets con artists, gangsters, and a ponytailed white-knight in a camper and she finds not only adventure and romance, but also the courage to go back and face her relationship with her daughter and set it right.
According to Ozmovies: "The film disappeared almost without trace in its short theatrical release and reviewers in the main newspapers in Melbourne paid little attention to it." There were unfavourable reviews in The Age, The Canberra Times, and Variety. 
Over the Hill grossed $87,672 at the box office in Australia.
- "Film company will shoot true story of woman's adventures in Australia". Toronto Star, 24 October 1988.
- 'Over the Hill' at Ozmovies, accessed 26 October 2017.
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
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