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Hoodwink

based on true story fake blindness

Hoodwink

Release Date: November 05, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «It's Australia's greatest con...but can he bluff them all?»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   New South Wales Film Corp., CB Films
Director    :   Claude Whatham
Producers    :   Pom Oliver, Errol Sullivan
Writers    :   Ken Quinnell
RunTime    :   89 mins.

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.


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