A Dangerous Summer

A Dangerous Summer (aka Flash Fire) is a 1982 Australian crime film drama film directed by Quentin Masters and starring Tom Skerritt, Ian Gilmour, Guy Doleman and James Mason.

A Dangerous Summer
Directed byQuentin Masters
Produced byJim McElroy
Filmco Limited
Screenplay byDavid Ambrose
Quentin Masters
Story byKit Denton
Jim McElroy
StarringTom Skerritt
Ian Gilmour
Guy Doleman
James Mason
Giselle Morgan
Shane Porteous
Ray Barrett
Music byGroove Myers
CinematographyPeter Hannan
Edited byTed Otton
Distributed byAustralia:
Roadshow Entertainment
United States:
Reel Media International
Release date
21 October 1982 (1982-10-21)
Running time
88 minutes
Box officeA$33,000 (Australia)


The film was inspired by the Sydney bush fires of the 1979-80 summer. John Seale shot footage of the fire which Brian Trenchard-Smith turned into a 25-minute film, That Dangerous Summer. It was then announced this material would be used by Trenchard Smith in a feature version of the story, to be called Bushfire. In the end, Trenchard-Smith did not direct, and Quentin Masters did. Actor Ian Gilmour broke his leg during filming.[1]

Box office

A Dangerous Summer grossed $33,000 (equivalent to $98,839 in 2010) at the box office in Australia.[2]

See also


  1. David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p117
  2. "Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2010.

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