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Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 29 March 1979 (USA)
When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

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John Hargreaves ...
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Marcia
Mike McEwen ...
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Roy Day ...
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

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They are trespassers. Will they survive their LONG WEEKEND [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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Dlugi weekend  »

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AUD 270,000 (estimated)
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Despite winning numerous awards and being a success overseas, the film was a flop both critically and commercially in its home country of Australia. See more »

Goofs

There are a couple of shots of a Tasmanian Devil shortly after the couple arrive at the campsite. As the name suggests, Tassie Devils live only in Tasmania. Yet the beach/camping scenes were filmed in Bega, NSW, which is a long way away, and separated by a large stretch of ocean. See more »

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Peter: I'm sorry if we got...
Marcia: Shh!
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The closing credits appear over a shot of the wilderness vegetation growing around the harpoon impaling Marcia. See more »

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lost Aussie masterpiece!!!
23 July 1999 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

Everyone carries on about Mad Max and Picnic at Hanging Rock when they get into Aussie movies. Though this is a forgotten treasure. Very creepy in parts, downright scary as hell in others (without using common shock tactics found throughout cinema today). Magnificent acting, magnificent score, magnificent direction and photography make this a winner of a movie that unluckily will never be seen by most people.


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