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1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
After finishing up the school term in a remote outback town, teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) looks forward to spending his holiday with his girlfriend in Sydney. But John gets waylaid in a mining town where a gambling spree leaves him completely broke. He quickly falls in with the hard-drinking locals, who constantly ply him with alcohol and force him to participate in a gruesome kangaroo hunt. Disgusted, John tries to hitchhike out of town and, when that fails, begins to contemplate suicide.

Cast: Gary Bond , Donald Pleasence , Chips Rafferty , Sylvia Kay , Jack Thompson , Peter Whittle , Al Thomas , John Meillon

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

Outback (1971)

Release Date: October 5th, 2012|1 hr. 56 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 88
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    Wake in Fright is essential viewing for anyone interested in the roots of male violence. show more

  • 80
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    The picture is fresh and frightening, a strong arthouse contender certain to leave audiences talking. show more

  • 100
    Slant Magazine

    The film's vision of masculine self-sufficiency is built around--and on, via Australia's own bloody colonial history--an elemental violence. show more

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