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Director:
Writers:
Philippe Mora (screenplay)
Margaret Carnegie (book)
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Release Date:
9 July 1976 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
In the autumn of 1865 the unique and notorious desperado, bushranger Dan Morgan, crossed the Murray River from New South Wales into Victoria to do battle with the law for the last time. What happened has been a secret for over 100 years. And so it should have been, if only to save face for the corrupt and hated colonial establishment of the day. This then is the fascinating tale, told for the first time, of the romantic and extraordinary villain they called Mad Dog Morgan. See more »
Plot:
The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Bizarre little film. See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dennis Hopper ... Daniel Morgan

Jack Thompson ... Detective Manwaring

David Gulpilil ... Billy

Frank Thring ... Superintendent Cobham

Michael Pate ... Superintendent Winch
Wallas Eaton ... Macpherson

Bill Hunter ... 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
Kurt Beimel ... Dr. Dobbyn
David Bracks ... McLean
Liddy Clark ... Alice
Peter Collingwood ... Judge Barry
Peter Cummins ... Gibson
John Derum ... Evans
Gerry Duggan ... Martin
Max Fairchild ... Prisoner
Chuck Faulkner ... Sgt. Montford

Judith Fisher ... Mrs. Warby
Alan Hardy ... Bob
Isobel Harley ... Mrs. Macpherson
David John ... John Evans
Norman Kaye ... Swagman

Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Simon
Kevin Leslie ... Maples
Robert McDarra ... Parole Officer
David Mitchell ... Haley
Christopher Pate ... Roget's Assistant
Grant Page ... Sgt. Maginnity
Philip Ross ... Watson

Bruce Spence ... Heriot
Peter Thompson ... Mayor
Roger Ward ... Trooper
Ken Weaver ... Bond
Harold Baigent ... Extra
Clare Balmford ... Old Whitley Woman
Natalie Bate ... Young Whitley Woman
Tony Bazell ... Extra
Bill Bennett ... Extra
John Bowman ... Extra
Tom Broadbridge ... Extra
David Buckland ... Extra
John Cousins ... Extra
Gail Evens ... Mrs. Walby
Reg Evans ... Bob
Cliff Ellen ... Extra
Tom Farley ... Extra
Jon Finlayson ... Extra
John Gaden ... Extra
Terry Gill
Andrew Gilmore ... Extra
Kenneth Grant Sr. ... Extra (as Ken Grant)
Fred Greenwood ... Extra
Donald Kerr ... Extra (as Don Kerr)

Jeremy Kewley ... Gideon MacPherson
Harry Lister ... McIntosh

Gerard Maguire ... Rutherford
Gary Meadows ... Extra
Dennis Miller ... Extra
Warwick Randall ... Extra
Arthur Rudkin ... Extra
Peter Sherwood ... Extra
John Smythe ... Extra
Elsie Wishart ... Alice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Rackman ... Prison Cellmate (uncredited)
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Directed by
Philippe Mora 
 
Writing credits
Philippe Mora (screenplay)

Margaret Carnegie (book "Morgan: The Bold Bushranger")

Produced by
Richard Brennan .... associate producer
Jeremy Thomas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Flynn 
 
Cinematography by
Mike Molloy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Scott 
Scott Sousa (additional editing) (2009 DVD Release) (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Bob Hilditch 
 
Art Direction by
Bob Hilditch 
 
Costume Design by
Bruce Finlayson 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia Cunliffe .... second makeup artist (as Trish Cunliffe)
Willi Kenrick .... hairdresser (as William Kenrick)
Liz Michie .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Beilby .... production supervisor
Richard Brennan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Lake .... assistant director
Chris Maudson .... second assistant director
William Mora .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Barry Adler .... property buyer
Danny Burnett .... construction manager
Ivan Durrant .... special artwork
Mont Fieguth .... property master (as Monte Fieguth)
Robert Jones .... stand-by props
David Munro .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Bob Cogger .... dubbing editor
Peter Fenton .... sound mixer
Andre Fleuren .... assistant dubbing editor
Ken Hammond .... sound recordist
Joe Spinelli .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Grant Page .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bansgrove .... gaffer
Angus Forbes .... still photographer
Paul Gantner .... best boy
Ron Horner .... camera operator: second unit
Graeme Mardell .... key grip
Robert Marden .... clapper loader
Noel McDonald .... grip
Simon Perton .... electrician (as Simon Purtin)
Ian Plummer .... electrician
Peter Rogers .... focus puller
John Seale .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy Robinson .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Cardin .... negative matcher
Peter Whitmore .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
David Gulpilil .... musician: didgeridoo
Danny Spooner .... musician: traditional music
 
Other crew
Gilda Baracchi .... continuity (as Gilda Barachi)
Ruth Beazley .... assistant wrangler
Margaret Carnegie .... additional researcher
S.T. Gill .... title backgrounds
Kenneth Grant Sr. .... wrangler (as Ken Grant)
Vicki Grant .... assistant wrangler
Neville Lowe .... location liaison
Geoffrey Pollock .... production accountant
Penelope Wells .... secretary
Jenny Woods .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
USA:102 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:MA (Special Edition DVD) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1978) | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) (2011) | USA:R | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | West Germany:18 | West Germany:18 (cut version)
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Trivia:
Cameo: [Bruce Spence]The star of Stork (1971) as Heriot.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In a farmhouse, a picture of a Tasmanian tiger or Thylacine is pointed out as being that of an extinct animal. The Thylacine did not become extinct until the 1930s.See more »
Quotes:
Supt. Cobham:By all means, off with his head... and don't forget the scrotum.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Gulpilil: One Red Blood (2002) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble HallsSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre little film., 1 April 2003
Author: inert (perfectisaskinnedknee@yahoo.com) from Adelaide, Australia

I'd love to say that this film is an under-appreciated classic, but the low budget techniques and loose plot prevent me from doing so.

That said, if the content was a little more trendy, if it didn't pack so much of a punch, if it wasn't so uncomfortable to watch, maybe it would have a higher rating than it does (4.7 as I speak). I mean, there are some pretty horrendous films out there with huge followings and subsequently high IMDb ratings (Evil Dead anyone? Fan as I am, it's not exactly "slick"). Although there's probably an amount of poetic justice in that a film such as this, dealing with the themes it does, should be less appreciated than some of the schlock that Troma puts out (Toxic Avenger for example). Here is the story of a real life man, real events, set in a real world, portrayed realistically (occasionally beautiful, always authentic sets), and most can but dismiss it.

Above all is Dennis Hopper's performance. I've never seen him better, considering the relative difficulty in playing someone who'd lived 100+ years previously, and in quite a different part of the world. I can now do nothing but see him in a different, more positive light.

It was the acting that carried this for the most part. Were it not for a consistent effort on behalf of the entire cast, this film could have fallen in a heap.

Too easy to dismiss. Don't make that mistake.

8/10

(After having seen Gregor Jordan's recent portrayal of Ned Kelly, this has given me renewed faith in our ability to make a decent bushranger flick.)

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