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Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright
  • 1971
  • Australia/US
  • 114 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
  • Cast: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty

Horror from Kotcheff, director of the first Rambo film, First Blood. A teacher arrives in the Australian Outback, en route to Sidney. But a marathon booze session brings about enormous change.

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Wake in Fright

14 Feb 20144 stars

A fearsome treatment of Australian cultural identity, masculinity and violence

A fearsome treatment of Australian cultural identity, masculinity and violence, long unseen even in its native land due to the unavailability of a usable print, Wake in Fright has met with renewed praise since being restored from rediscovered negatives…

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