The Rover of Tobruk Film still of man with brown hair, in an army uniform and hat. One hand on his hat holding it to his head. Dirt on his face. He squints into the distance. Documentary The Rover of Tobruk

The Rover of Tobruk

DOCUMENTARY

The Rover of Tobruk tells the amazing story of World War Two military medallist and Port Adelaide Football Club immortal, Bob Quinn.

Robert Quinn, AKA Bob, is arguably the greatest football player in the 150-year history of the Port Adelaide Football Club. He lived a rich and astounding life and is unique in winning two Magarey Medals and one Medal of Honour for valour during the Second World War.

Told through intimate interviews with his son, Greg Quinn, and a number of historians and football greats, and using stylised re-enactments and archival material, the film appeals to both fans of football and avid historians.
The film is a moving, revelatory story that is both a portrait of a remarkable human and an exploration of universal themes of courage, commitment, loyalty and resilience.

It’s a film that looks to the past as a benchmark for modern virtue. It uses the theatre of war and the spectacle of sport to explore themes that ask us to question what it means to rise to greatness and how heroism can often manifest in the most humble of moments.

Special Thanks

The Quinn Family
Port Adelaide Football Club

Screenings

Streaming on 7plus

Available Sunday, May 9th 2021 for 12 months.

Channel 7 South Australia

Saturday, May 8th 2021 10 PM
Screening after the Port Adelaide v Crows Showdown

Anzac Day 2021

Adelaide Oval

Sunday, April 25 2021 4.45 pm
Screening before the Port Adelaide v St Kilda game.

Wallis Cinemas

Screening before This is Port Adelaide

Mitcham

Sunday, 25 APRIL 2021 12:00 PM + 2:20 PM

Mt Barker

Sunday, 25 APRIL 2021 12:20 PM

Piccadilly

Sunday, 25 APRIL 2021 12:00 PM

Noarlunga

Sunday, 25 APRIL 2021 12:00 PM

Credits

Produced by Kane McKay and Chloe Gardner
Directed by Stephen de Villiers
Written by Kane McKay
Edited by Sam Matthews
Cinematography by Michael Tessari
Narration by Erin Phillips

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