Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright

Directed by Ted Kotcheff

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When Australian teacher John Grant stops off in the rural town of Yabba, he quickly gets pulled into the dark world of strange, ultra-macho townies who spend their days binge drinking, gambling and hunting kangaroos. For the timid Grant, this starts out as a thrilling release of his id. But after he loses his shirt gambling, Grant struggles to escape the bad luck – or perhaps a conspiracy – that keeps preventing him from leaving Yabba. Long unavailable on home video, Ted Kotcheff’s superb thriller is a deeply unsettling study of the horror of the unchecked male psyche. NOTE: Wake in Fright is presented in its entirety, featuring animal hunting scenes, which viewers may find offensive. Discretion is advised.

A man on vacation stops off in a rural town filled with strange characters and becomes unable to leave.

Cast: Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence

Member Reviews

I recommend this film to everyone I know. The sequences after the 'roo hunt are like a fever dream. Must watch.

SmellRonHubbard
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1 week ago

Legit art. A native Aussie recommended this film to me when I was due to visit Australia. Set me straight. Stay in school, kiddos!!

DobroZorroo
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1 month ago

men run the world.

deanjohnson1990
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1 month ago

"the horror of the unchecked male psyche"...women witness that daily

plant
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1 month ago

interesting idea and Donald Pleasance is quite good in this movie.

schawalski
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1 month ago