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Director:
Writer:
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 »
Awards:
5 wins See more »
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(48 articles)
Junkfood Cinema: Razorback Writer
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Vale Everett De Roche
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Revolt of Nature Horror Films: The Must-Sees
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It's not nice to mess with mother nature. See more (45 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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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This movie was the second film that producer Richard Brennan made with actress Briony Behets. The first was The Trespassers (1976). This movie represents their second and final collaboration together.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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It's not nice to mess with mother nature., 18 October 2005
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

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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