September 30, 1989 – the day generally regarded as the greatest day in VFL/AFL Grand Final history. On this day no word other than ‘epic’ accurately describes the encounter between Geelong and Hawthorn. Could the fast and supremely skilled Geelong – with the mercurial Gary Ablett running rampant – overcome a decade of dominance from the mighty Hawks who to a man were born for the occasion? Brutal, fierce, laced with utter brilliance, this was a game for the ages with some of the greatest players of all time plying their skill at the one time.
With Malcolm Blight steering the Cats and the master Allan Jeans returning from illness, the battle went far beyond the boundary line. This documentary will feature Dermott Brereton and Mark Yeates, who at the first bounce provided a moment that, is now football folklore. Also reliving this epic day are Robert Di Pierdomenico, Darrin Pritchard, Scott Maginness, Bill Brownless, Malcolm Blight, Andrew Bews, John Kennedy Jnr, Chris Wittman, Greg Madigan and others.
‘1989’ The Final Story has been produced to appeal to all football lovers no matter who they support, with its portrayal of the impact – both positive and negative – on the lives of all those directly involved.
Format: DVD Region Free