Tom Wills

Model: LAB004

SKU: 333289 Product ID: 850440

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ TV Documentary

Rating ‐ M

Consumer Advice ‐ Low Level Violence

Release Date ‐ 01/02/17

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    The amazing true story of Australia's first wild man of sport.

    The incredible true story of Australia’s first celebrity sportsman. In the 1860s Tom Wills was the finest cricketer and footballer of his era - 'The Champion of The Colony'. Until history erased him from the record books after his tragic death.

    Tom Wills is a classic Australian tragic hero. He was the man who declared 'we need a game of our own' and was central to the creation of Australian Rules football. The man who captained the Victorian cricket team many times and coached the first Australian team to ever play in England. A pioneer in Anglo-Indigenous relations and founder of some of the country’s most revered sporting clubs. The same champion who took his own life at just 40 years of age, whilst consumed by hallucinations and delusional tremors and was subsequently written out of Australian history for the next 80 years.

    The quest for an Australian identity is reflected through the epic story of Tom Wills: 19th Century sporting icon, father of Australian Rules Football, emancipist, larrikin, delusional alcoholic and fallen, tragic hero.

    This is the incredible true story of Tom Wills.


    Director - Maurice Dowd

    Actors - Daniella Farinacci, Nathan Phillips

    Film Genre - TV Documentary

    Label - Shock

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 2.0)

    Running Time - 104

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - M

    Consumer Advice - Low Level Violence

    Year of Release - 2016

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD


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