Cool Change (film)

Cool Change
Directed by George T. Miller
Produced by Geoff Burrowes
Dennis Wright
Written by Patrick Edgeworth
Starring Jon Blake
Lisa Armytage
Deborra-Lee Furness
Music by Bruce Rowland
Cinematography John Haddy
Release dates
10 April 1986
Running time
89 min.
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$3.5 million[1][2]
Box office A$60,868 (Australia)

Cool Change is a 1986 action film directed by George T. Miller. It stars Jon Blake and Lisa Armytage.[3][4]


A park ranger is caught in a conflict between farmers and conservationists.



The film was shot on location in Mansfield and the Victorian Alps.[5]

Critical reception

The critic from the Sydney Morning Herald called the movie "a spectacularly simplistic propaganda piece for the cattle farmers of the Victorian high plains".[6]

Box office

Cool Change grossed $60,868 at the box office in Australia,[7] which is equivalent to $132,692 in 2009 dollars.


  1. "Production", Cinema Papers, March 1986 p62
  2. "Features Drama at former vice-regal residence Hello, hello: the real men drop in.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 23 December 1985. p. 21. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p224
  5. Greg Kerr, "Cool Change", Australian Film 1978-1992, Oxford Uni Press 1993 p187
  6. "Son of Snowy", Sydney Morning Herald 17 April 1986. accessed 10 May 2013
  7. Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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