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A black and white lowlife duo drives around Australia's Outback in a stolen vehicle and finds trouble after trouble.

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A black and white lowlife duo drives around Australia's Outback in a stolen vehicle and finds trouble after trouble.

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This is one of a handful of mid-late 1970s Australian feature films that were road movies. The pictures include High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977), Summer City (1977), 20th Century Oz (1976), Cosy Cool (1977), In Search of Anna (1978) and Backroads (1977). See more »

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Classic Aussie Aboriginal Cultural Issues Flick
11 June 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Director Phillip Noyce who also created the classic flick, Clear and Present Danger 1994 and another classic Aboriginal cultural issues flick, Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 has created another 60 minute gem in Backroads.

It stars the late legendary Bill Hunter who has also been in other classic flicks, Gallipoli 1981, Mad Dog Morgan 1976, Every night Every night 1995, Blue Murder 1995, Stone 1974 and the television series Spyforce 1971-73.

Also starring is Gary Foley who was also in the classic flick, Dogs in Space 1986.

I enjoyed the road trip banter, the drinking and the Australian scenery.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic Aussie Aboriginal cultural issues flicks, Ten Canoes 2006, Samson and Delilah 2009, Yolngu Boy 2001, Blackfellas 1992, Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 1978, Walkabout 1971, Dead Heart 1996 and Jedda 1955.


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