- 1 DVD (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + study guide (5 p.)
- Additional Authors
- Anderson, Robin.Connolly, Bob.Hand, Larry E.Oliver, Chris.
- Corporate Author
- Arundel ProductionsFilm Australia
- "A Film Australia and Arundel Films Co-production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel Four and Le Sept ARTE." -- cover sleeve."A classic tale of political intrigue." -- cover sleeve.Credits: Produced and directed by: Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson ; Executive producer: Chris OliverRegion 4, PAL.Summary: "Politics is a bruising business. The best policies in the world mean nothing unless you've got the numbers. This film takes a behind-locked-doors look at how politicians get the numbers. Every September Sydney's Leichhardt Council elects its mayor. Incumbent Larry Hand was popular with the citizenry, but they don't vote for Mayor - the 12 councillors do - and after three years of Larry, some of them are after his job. Filmmakers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson gained extraordinary access to the councillors during the struggle for the majority. Arms are twisted, favours called in, people are doublecrossed, damaging stories leaked to the media and deals are done. But right up to the vote, no one knows if the numbers will stick. It's a gripping real-life drama with a white knuckle climax, a fascinating portrait of how politics really works." -- cover sleeve.