Detailing the life of a city school teacher stuck in an Australian outback town, this movie shows in great detail the ugly side of Australian country life that the Australian tourist authorities attempt to hide. Excellent performances by all the actors, including Donald Pleasance, Jack Thompson, John Mellion and the legendary Australian character actor Chips Rafferty (in his final film) help give the film a very gritty "real" texture.
Known as Wake in Fright in Australia, the film is still powerful nearly thirty years after it was made, although viewers unaccustomed to the Australian lingo may need an Australian strine dictionary to get them through some scenes.
cast: Donald Pleasence .... 'Doc' Tydon /
Gary Bond .... John Grant /
Chips Rafferty .... Jock Crawford /
Sylvia Kay .... Janette Hynes /
Jack Thompson .... Dick /
Peter Whittle .... Joe.
Runtime: 114 min
Country: Australia / USA
Color: Color (Technicolor)