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
Ferociously violent - unexpectedly kind. Ruthless bandit or rebel hero? An outlaw's outlaw with a score to settle.
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Did You Know?
went walkabout during the middle of production to ask the trees about Dennis Hopper
; reportedly, the trees told Gulpilil that Hopper was crazy. See more
Dan Morgan (real name John Fuller) was born in New South Wales, Australia. While it is believed his mother was Irish, it is unlikely that he spoke with a heavy Irish accent. More likely he would have adopted the developing local accent. See more
By all means, off with his head... and don't forget the scrotum.
Referenced in Gulpilil: One Red Blood
I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
Music by Michael William Balfe
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