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Long Weekend (1978)

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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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Complete credited cast:
John Hargreaves ...
Peter
Briony Behets ...
Marcia
Mike McEwen ...
Truck Driver
Roy Day ...
Old Man
Michael Aitkens ...
Bartender
Sue Kiss von Soly ...
City girl
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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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Their crime was against nature...Nature found them guilty. [DVD Australia] See more »


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29 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Dlugi weekend  »

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Mike McEwen was cast as the truck driver (who appears at the gas station, then plays an important role in the finale) because he bore a resemblance to star John Hargreaves. 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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Remade as Long Weekend (2008) See more »

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Don't mess with the Supernatural!
11 September 2003 | by (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

...when I first saw THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, I kept thinking that I'd seen this basic idea before, and this was where it was. The basic setup is different -- this time it's a married couple who take their bickering into a camping weekend -- but the effect is identical, with supernatural forces terrorising them for daring to trespass onto the wrong territory. The suspense is a slow build, and there's even some touches that popped up in later flicks; for instance, the idea for the shot of the scorpion being run over by a truck in close-up during the opening title sequence of NATURAL BORN KILLERS was taken directly from this one. Part of the first major wave of Australian pictures that made a big splash in the States circa '79 and '80 -- among the others were GALLIPOLI, BREAKER MORANT and THE LAST WAVE -- LONG WEEKEND is, unfortunately, one of the forgotten gems of the period. If you ever see an old video of it in a shop somewhere -- anywhere -- grab it. And watch it...


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