Year of Production
Hugh Jackman, Claudia Karvan, Angie Milliken, Andrew S. Gilbert
Lance W. Reynolds, John Winter
Jack Willis is a handsome road train driver with a secret – he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. Being a ‘man’s man’ in the Australian outback, to avoid embarrassment he needs a woman’s pen name and he chooses that of his best friend, Ruby Vale. He must do some fancy footwork to continue the charade when the glamorous city publisher Ziggy arrives in the dusty outback to sign ‘Ruby Vale’ to a major book deal.
Nominated (2000): Best Supporting Actor – Andrew S. Gilbert, FCCA (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Award
Winner (1999): Best Australian Film Soundtrack, Australian Screen Sound Guild Award
Nominated (1999): Best Supporting Actor – Andrew S. Gilbert, AFI Awards