The Pannicks are like any other dysfunctional family. Lucy Pannick drinks, her son Jim steals cars, her grandmother forgets to put her clothes on and her learning disabled brother, Sandy, runs model trains in his room all night. But when the mysterious and well-spoken Donovan Quick takes up residence as their new lodger, things will never be the same again.
When the multi-national bus company Windmill Transport takes over the local trains and leaves Sandy with no way to get to his day centre, Donovan starts up a one-bus company with Sandy to replace the lost service. Against all odds, the fledgling Quick and Pannick Buses becomes so successful that the ever-voracious Windmill Transport decides to poach the route for itself.
Donovan Quick, however, doesn't turn out to be the pushover Windmill Transport thought he might be. And, like his inspiration Don Quixote, Donovan manages to thwart Windmill at their own game, galvanising the community and transforming forever the lives of Lucy, Jim, Gran and Sandy Pannick in the process.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 104 mins
- Betacam Sp, Digi Beta
- David Blair
- Jane Tranter, Barbara McKissack
- Mark Day
- Director of Photography
- Peter Sinclair
- Paul Hamblin
- Anne Dudley
- Principal Cast
- Colin Firth, Katy Murphy, David O'Hara, Liz Smith, David Westhead, David Brown
- Executive Screen Writer
- Donna Franceschild
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Last updated 26th November 2005