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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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Complete credited cast:
John Hargreaves ...
Peter
Briony Behets ...
Marcia
Mike McEwen ...
Truckie
Roy Day ...
Old Fisherman
Michael Aitkens ...
Barman
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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AUD 270,000 (estimated)
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A remake of this film, Long Weekend (2008), was made and released approximately thirty years later. 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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Marcia: I told you it wasn't a shark.
Peter: No. No it certainly isn't a shark.
Marcia: Then what is it?
Peter: A Bunyip.
Marcia: A what?
Peter: It's a Dugong. A Sea Cow. Apparently there used to be thousands of 'em all along the coast until they were killed off for oil.
Marcia: It's ugly.
Peter: Yeh. She's not very pretty out of the water, is she.
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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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the most intelligent animal aggression film
28 May 2002 | by (Clohars-Carnoët, France) – See all my reviews

(Excuse the possible vocabulary or grammar mistakes, I am French)

The originality - and the force - of "Long week-end" is that it is an animal attack film... without animal attack. The two characters of the film commit a succession of little aggressions towards the Nature (with a great N), which will revenge herself, but never directly. Mentioning examples would reveal too much of the film. I will only say it is a real ambient movie, without action, but which distils a traumatic veiled anguish. The final is particularly perturbing and ironical. The term "unknown masterpiece" seems to be created for this film !


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