Paperback Hero


Duration

96’


Year of Production

1999


Director

Antony Bowman


Starring

Hugh Jackman, Claudia Karvan, Angie Milliken, Andrew S. Gilbert


Producers

Lance W. Reynolds, John Winter


Definition

HD

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