Hoodwink (1981)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Prison Film  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Hoodwink is based on the true story of an Australian con artist who briefly won the hearts of the media (if not the authorities). John Hargreaves stars as a criminal serving time in a New South Wales prison. He's not partial to the physical labor required of the convicts, so he hits upon a labor-saving plan. Hargreaves pretends to be totally blind, thus lightening his work load....and carries off the hoax for years. Hoodwink is likely to get some cable-TV play in the near future thanks to the presence in the cast of the young Judy Davis.



convict, hoax, Australia, blindness [physical], prison