- Information at Internet Movie Database
- "Peter Weir and the Theme of Salvation," Doug Kimball, TheFilmForum: Christian Conversation about the Movies.
- Max, an air crash survivor goes with an old girl friend to a pancake house and eats strawberries, which he is allergic to. He calls them the forbidden fruit. He goes on through most of the film acting as though he is invulnerable and able to save others (Remember the fruit in Eden would "make you like God.") Later the same fruit bring the experience of death. (Darrel Manson, Artesia Christian Church, Artesia, CA)
- Max survives a plane crash and his post traumatic stress plays out in a feeling of invulnerability. This is a very deep and layered film, and that invulnerability eventually has to be dealt with. But while he has that feeling, he is very much similar to Paul when he speaks of the cross (death) and how in the cross he has been crucified to the world and the world to him. There is a freedom he has (although eventually it is somewhat misguided) because he has, in his mind, already passed through death. So too in the cross (and baptism) we have passed through death and in many ways, as Paul says, we have been crucified to the world. The trick is to find the new life that shows that reality. (Darrel Manson, Artesia Christian Church, Artesia, CA)