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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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This picture was filmed during April and May 1977. See more »

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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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It's not nice to mess with mother nature.
18 October 2005 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Little known, but excellent nature-strikes-back thriller from Australia is simply one of the best of its genre!

Troubled married couple retreat to coastal wilderness only to anger the local wildlife and end up fighting for their lives.

Intelligent and well-made thriller manages to be nicely straight-faced, unlike most of its kind. With a haunting story and some wonderful direction by Eggleston, Long Weekend stands out from most of the 'nature on the rampage' films that were so popular in the '70's. The film possesses some moments of sheerly spooky psychological terror as well. While the cinematography and filming locations are stunningly beautiful. The music score is nicely moody and appropriate.

One true highlight of the film are its wonderful stars! The attractive John Hargreaves and Briony Behets do some top notch performances!

All around, Long Weekend is truly above-average and a must see for thriller fans.

*** 1/2 out of ****


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