Thanks to Slanderer for reminding me about films made in Perth. I should have remembered, because I was involved in a few of the tax write-off stinkers made in Perth in the late 1980′s myself. Day of The Panther was made in 1988, “starring” John Stanton as a kung fu mystic. Stanton is probably best remembered for playing Malcolm Fraser in The Dismissal. He was also the TV cop Bellamy. Stanton is William Anderson, who plays Master Splinter to Jason Blade’s Ninja Turtle. The film also featured the prolific Michael Carman. I seem to remember the guy from the old John West ads was in it too. Can’t remember his name. Stanton didn’t do much high kicking himself, but I seem to remember he transferred his power by telepathy to Jason Blade the young martial artist, played by Edward Stazak. I think John Stanton had to fly home early, so he directs one big fight by mindpower, from bed. A lot of the action took place in the abandoned South Fremantle power station, which I have a picture of somewhere
I was a lighting assistant for most of the film, but unfortunately I never made it to the credits. Was great fun to work on, but unfortunately the movie gives risible a bad name. Very funny reviews at IMDB here. Well worth a look. The sequel Strike of The Panther was shot at the same time. I am not sure what action went with which movie. Other Perth locations were the Mount Hospital, “Chinatown” in Roe St, and the Chinese restaurant on Mill Point Rd near the freeway, was I think a triad lair.
I worked on another Perth movie that was frequently in the worst of all time list (and I made the credits this time). Involved zombies. Anyone can remember what it was?