WAKE IN FRIGHT is widely acknowledged as one of the seminal films in the development of modern Australian cinema.

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Synopsis: The 40th Anniversary of a lost classic from the Outback…
Alongside MAD MAX and WALKABOUT, WAKE IN FRIGHT is widely acknowledged as one of the seminal films in the development of modern Australian cinema. Directed by Ted Kotcheff (FIRST BLOOD) and starring Donald Pleasence (HALLOWEEN, THE GREAT ESCAPE), WAKE IN FRIGHT tells the nightmarish story of a schoolteacher’s (Gary Bond) descent into personal demoralization at the hands of drunken, deranged derelicts while stranded in a small town in outback Australia. Believed to be lost for decades and virtually unseen in America until now, WAKE IN FRIGHT returns fully-restored in stunning HD in what the New York Observer says “may be the greatest Australian film ever made.”

Genre

Drama / Thriller

Rated

R

Language

English

Starring

Donald Pleasence ... 'Doc' Tydon
Gary Bond ... John Grant
Chips Rafferty ... Jock Crawford
Sylvia Kay ... Janette Hynes
Jack Thompson ... Dick
Peter Whittle ... Joe
Al Thomas ... Tim Hynes
John Meillon ... Charlie
John Armstrong ... Atkins
Slim DeGrey ... Jarvis

Directed by

Ted Kotcheff

Written by

Kenneth Cook (Novel)
Evan Jones

Produced by

George Willoughby

Awards

Winner: Autour de la Sélection, Heritage Film, Cannes Film Festival, 2009
Nominated: Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 1971

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Country of Origin

Australia

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