- Director:Kate Woods
- Writer:Melina Marchetta,Melina Marchetta
- Cast:Greta Scacchi,Anthony LaPaglia,Elena Cotta
- Time:1h 43min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Greta Scacchi||-||Christina Alibrandi|
|Anthony LaPaglia||-||Michael Andretti|
|Elena Cotta||-||Katia Alibrandi|
|Kerry Walker||-||Sister Louise (Nun)|
|Pia Miranda||-||Josie Alibrandi|
|Kick Gurry||-||Jacob Coote|
|Matthew Newton||-||John Barton|
|Leanne Carlow||-||Sera Conti|
|Diane Viduka||-||Anna Selicic|
|Leeanna Walsman||-||Carly Bishop|
|Tyrone Lara||-||Anton Valavic|
|Geoff Morrell||-||Mr. Barton|
The novel "Looking for Alibrandi" is the most stolen book from Australian high school libraries.
Senator Barton and his son John were named in reference to Australia's first prime minister, Edmund Barton.
Anthony LaPaglia's character, Michael Andretti, lives in Adelaide, where LaPaglia himself was born.
There are thirteen tracks on the soundtrack album. Of these, three do not appear in the film - Killing Heidi's "Weir", Happyland's "Don't You Even Know Who I Am" and Lo-Tel 's "Teenager of the Year ". The trailer mentions two of these bands as being part of the soundtrack - Killing Heidi and Lo-tel - though none of their music is heard in the film. The Killing Heidi song is heard in the background of the trailer itself. The version of the song "Teenager of the Year " heard on the film is performed by Brenda Starr. Happyland are also heard performing "Tintarella Di Luna" during the film.
The firm Michael Andretti works for is called Clayton Utz. Clayton Utz is a real law firm, one of the biggest national firms in Australia. One of the scenes was filmed in their Sydney offices.