MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,515 this week

Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 721 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 34 critic

The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 30 titles
created 23 Feb 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 04 May 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 28 Jun 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mad Dog Morgan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

Mad Dog Morgan (1976) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mad Dog Morgan.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman on a train becomes the center of attention when she is mistaken for a spy by opposing factions who are traveling on the same line.

Director: Claude d'Anna
Stars: Bruno Cremer, Donald Pleasence, Laure Dechasnel
Stone (1974)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s.

Director: Sandy Harbutt
Stars: Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Deryck Barnes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This story of Modernism, muses and the role of sexuality in art, is told by famed art critic Lord Steinway. When a soccer player, 29, confronts Steinway as his son, the story takes a modernist twist itself.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Sonia Alexandria, John Apicella, Anni Blackhurst
Dragon Flies (1975)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

Directors: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Yu Wang
Stars: Yu Wang, George Lazenby, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Kid Blue (1973)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bickford Waner, an apparently naive young man from Fort Worth, arrives in the tiny Texas town of Dime Box and takes on a variety of menial jobs. He's befriended by Reese Ford and his wife ... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle
Night of Fear (1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

(1972) Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Mike Dorsey, Briony Behets. This is one creepy, nail-biting film. A young woman becomes lost in the woods after her horse runs off.

Director: Terry Bourke
Stars: Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Mike Dorsey
White Star (1983)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A rock music reporter and his view of the angry excited punk generation.

Director: Roland Klick
Stars: Robert Bomilla, Berthold Breitenstein, Ute Cremer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A nostalgic look back at the Great Depression with contemporary archival footage and film clips picturing James Cagney as an American Everyman.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews
Tracks (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A soldier (Dennis Hopper) returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Taryn Power, Dean Stockwell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

"Les Apprentis Sorciers" is a thriller in which the characters are Latin-American exiles living in Paris. It is also a comedy about artists who play at revolution rather than actually participate in one.

Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Zouzou, Peter Chatel
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An American agent is assigned to track down a renegade Soviet spy who is building an atomic device in Los Angeles and plans to destroy the city with it.

Director: Eddie Davis
Stars: Howard Duff, Linda Cristal, Stephen McNally
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Graeme Blundell, Abigail, Lynette Curran
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Detective Manwaring
...
Billy
...
Superintendent Cobham
...
Superintendent Winch
Wallas Eaton ...
Macpherson
...
Sergeant Smith
John Hargreaves ...
Baylis
Martin Harris ...
Wendlan
Robin Ramsay ...
Roget
Graeme Blundell ...
Italian Jack
Gregory Apps ...
Arthur
Liza Lee-Atkinson ...
Barmaid
Elaine Baillie ...
Farm Girl
Don Barkham ...
Morrow
Edit

Storyline

Australia in the 1850s. Daniel Morgan, like hundreds of other ex-patriots from the British Isles (he is from Ireland), has come Downunder to seek his fortune. There is a gold rush going on, and Morgan wants to strike it rich. As fate would have it, Morgan soon finds himself on the other side of the law, broke and desperate. A single act of highway robbery gets him 12 years of hard labor. While in prison, he is systematically abused. Upon release, Morgan vows revenge on those who wronged him. With the help of an aborigine named Billy, and a growing legend of audacity, Morgan soon becomes a hero. The locals love him, while the wealthy and powerful fear his influence. They want this outlaw dead or alive, and will stop at nothing to see that their sense of justice is done. But Morgan only wants those to pay for the crimes they have committed, to recognize that he wasn't always a bushranger - he was made into one. It wasn't only his mind that made him bad. It was society that turned him ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

1850s | outlaw | australia | dog | prison | See more »

Taglines:

the true story of the legendary Mad Dog Morgan... a jolting chapter in history. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 July 1976 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Dog Morgan  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lead star Dennis Hopper had described this movie as one of his "great life experiences". See more »

Goofs

The end credits show the copyright date in roman numerals that is incorrect. They are displayed as MCMDXXVI, but for 1976 they should be MCMLXXVI. See more »

Quotes

Supt. Cobham: By all means, off with his head... and don't forget the scrotum.
See more »


Soundtracks

I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
(uncredited)
Music by Michael William Balfe
[from 'The Bohemian Girl']
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unconvincing script
1 December 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

While I really liked the pictures and Hoppers performance, the movie itself couldn not convince me. The whole movie is about the character "Mad Dog"; while he was interesting, he simply wasn't realistic. This movie want's to tell the true story Mad Dog Morgan, a bloodthirsty robber and killer - of the ruthless kind! The movie totally stated it that way. But at the same time, the movie turned Mad Dog heroic! He was a rebel and Robin Hood and Jack the ripper in one person - and even worse, the movie wants to show Mad Dog as a victim! It all wouldn't be so bad, if it wouldn't have been told so unconvincing. The character of Mad Dog contradicted himself, and was way too exaggerated.

Some bad acting (and the awful German dub I needed to face), didn't help either.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Surprisingly violent. zapkvrsc
Hopper was great even though behind the scenes was another story newred18
Vale Dennis Hopper zapkvrsc
actress playing the piano-playing daughter bryntilly
The song hendrilh
Bad hair wpcoop2000
Discuss Mad Dog Morgan (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?