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Long Weekend
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Everett De Roche (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 March 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They are trespassers. Will they survive their LONG WEEKEND [Australia Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
5 wins See more »
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(49 articles)
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the most intelligent animal aggression film See more (47 total) »

Cast

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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
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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
 
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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92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Colin Eggleston]The film's director provides the voice on the phone of the lover of Marcia (Briony Behets). In real life, at the time of the film, Eggleston and Behets were married.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Peter:I'm sorry if we got...
Marcia:Shh!
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
the most intelligent animal aggression film, 28 May 2002
Author: Loïc Borveau (lolo157@libertysurf.fr) from Clohars-Carnoët, France

(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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