The Pursuit of Happiness (1987)

Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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An Australian family is galvanized into political activism by their daughter in this anti-nuclear political drama. Ann (Laura Black) and her husband John (Peter Hardy) are the parents of Mandy (Anna Gare), a 15 year old who sings in a rock band and opposes American nuclear submarines being harbored in Australian waters. Ann investigates to find out what her daughter is doing and becomes a die-hard anti-nuclear activist. When she is fired from her newspaper job, Ann takes Laura and her grandfather Stan (Jack Coleman) to a protest at Fremantle. Noted Australian politicos Mayor John Catalini and Senator Jo Vallentine appear as themselves.

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activism, anti-nuclear, daughter, investigation, reporter, rock-band