The Last Wave Poster

Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: November 27th, 2001

PG|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
In Sydney, business lawyer David Burton (Richard Chamberlain) is given the pro bono assignment of defending five aborigines accused of the murder of another tribesman. None of Burton's clients are willing to speak about what happened, even in their own defense, and the medical examiner on the case can't figure out how the victim died. But what's most troubling Burton is the increasingly terrifying apocalyptic visions he's having, leading him to think Australia may soon be destroyed.

Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Nanjiwarra Amagula, Roy Bara, Cedrick Lalara

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: McElroy & McElroy, Australian Film Commission, Derek Power, Ayer Productions

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