Awe-inspiring, brutal and stunning, Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant (Gary Bond), a teacher trapped in a job in a remote outpost who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left... Originally released in the U.S. in an altered form under the title Outback, the 1971 film was believed lost for many years. Now Wake in Fright has been painstakingly restored by Australia's National Film and Sound Archive and Atlab Deluxe, and is presented in its original, uncut and uncompromising form. Also starring Donald Pleasence and Jack Thompson. Directed by Ted Kotcheff (North Dallas Forty, First Blood). Official Web Site

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Cast:

Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay, Jack Thompson

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 48mins

Release Year:

1971

Country Of Origin:

Australia/USA