Wake In Fright (1971)

Wake-in-FrightWake in Fright (1971)  a.k.a. Outback

Starring:  Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty

Directed By:  Ted Kotcheff

Link to Trailer:  [youtube]

The Plot:  John Grant, a bonded teacher, arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before starting his holiday. But one night stretches to several and with the aid of alcohol he plunges headlong toward his own destruction.

Comments:  Watched this on Netflix a couple of months ago.  This film was lost for years, then rediscovered and restored in 2009.  Donald Pleasence is fantastic.  Warning: The kangaroo hunting scenes are extremely graphic, real, and disturbing.

Links:  [imdb] [rotten tomatoes] [wikipedia] [the guardian] [new yorker] [roger ebert]

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About J. Clampett

This is basically a timeline of films I have seen recently, and what I thought about them.
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