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Everett De Roche (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 March 1979 (USA) See more »
They are trespassers. Will they survive their LONG WEEKEND [Australia Theatrical] See more »
When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood. | Add synopsis »
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John Hargreaves ... Peter
Briony Behets ... Marcia
Mike McEwen ... Truck Driver
Roy Day ... Old Man
Michael Aitkens ... Bartender
Sue Kiss von Soly ... City girl

Directed by
Colin Eggleston 
Writing credits
Everett De Roche (original screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Brennan .... executive producer
Colin Eggleston .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Carlos 
Cinematography by
Vincent Monton 
Film Editing by
Brian Kavanagh 
Production Design by
Lawrence Eastwood 
Costume Design by
Kevin Regan 
Production Management
Julie Monton .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Burstall .... first assistant director
Ross Hamilton .... second assistant director
Chris Maudson .... third assistant director
Sound Department
Peter Burgess .... sound editor
Phil Judd .... sound re-recording mixer
John Phillips .... sound
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Irving .... camera operator
David Parker .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Ken Sallows .... assistant film editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Other crew
Lynn Gailey .... production secretary
Bill Gooley .... laboratory liaison
Jan Tyrrell .... continuity

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97 min (original version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Because not all the animals that could be photographed were found in the Bournda State Reserve and the surrounding Bega environs in New South Wales, some second unit photography was done in Tasmania for filming of such non-mainland Australian fauna such as the Tasmanian Devil.See more »
Errors in geography: 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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
I loved this film, does anyone else?, 17 April 2004
Author: ( from Stevenston, Scotland

Brilliant film, eerie and atmospheric. Stays on your mind for a long time after watching. One of my favourites. The part where the sea creature wails like a baby is especially good. The image of the eagle egg being smashed against the tree kept coming back and haunting me long after the film had finished. A lot of weird happenings in the film - what happened to the people in the other camper van? You never actually got to see them, just their vicious little dog! This is a film I could happily watch over and over without getting fed up. I would love to be able to get this video either on video or DVD but it seems it's been withdrawn. Can anyone help me get a hold of this video or DVD? I would be grateful to hear from anyone else who likes this movie too.

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