> I know that it was loosely based on a real kidnapping; I once read a
> short note stating so and naming the gang leader, one John Francis
> Eastway. I even submitted this trivia to the IMDB... *but* I could find
> very little on the subject. I did locate some very brief articles on the
> kidnapping trial and parole attempts of a "member of the John Francis
> Eastway gang", but I found no full accounts of the event itself (nor any
> photos, etc...) - and I was interested in learning the true story. I
> was, and I still am - and so I was wondering if anyone here knew, by any
> chance, of any (re)sources where one could read and find out more?
> (Going to Australia and consulting libraries and newspaper archives is,
> I'm afraid, out of the question...
FYI, there is a book of the story too.