Radical revolutionaries, maniacal Marines, sexual shenanigans, dodgy dealings, horny hippies, Hare Krishnas and High Court judges: this is the stranger-than-fiction story of American military deserter Douglas Beane. From the violence of Vietnam in the Seventies to beach life in Brunswick Heads in the Eighties, Doug’s case rattled the echelons of power in Washington and Canberra while proving beyond any reasonable doubt that the man himself was one of the world’s most accomplished lovers — if one of its most lacklustre fighters.

Douglas Beane was forced to live an itinerant life on the run in Australia.
The Sun-Herald newspaper devoted five full pages to Doug’s story.
The only thing more sensational than Doug’s life as fugitive was his love life.
Doug would fight the American government’s attempt to
extradite him in the Australian High Court.
Doug’s arrest Down Under made news all around the world, with intense interest in his native state of Vermont, with this story appearing on the front page of the Rutland Herald.