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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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Vale Everett De Roche
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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

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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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Shooting was delayed for a week before principal photography could get started.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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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Don't mess with the Supernatural!, 11 September 2003
Author: kingdaevid from Phoenix, Arizona, USA

...when I first saw THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, I kept thinking that I'd seen this basic idea before, and this was where it was. The basic setup is different -- this time it's a married couple who take their bickering into a camping weekend -- but the effect is identical, with supernatural forces terrorising them for daring to trespass onto the wrong territory. The suspense is a slow build, and there's even some touches that popped up in later flicks; for instance, the idea for the shot of the scorpion being run over by a truck in close-up during the opening title sequence of NATURAL BORN KILLERS was taken directly from this one. Part of the first major wave of Australian pictures that made a big splash in the States circa '79 and '80 -- among the others were GALLIPOLI, BREAKER MORANT and THE LAST WAVE -- LONG WEEKEND is, unfortunately, one of the forgotten gems of the period. If you ever see an old video of it in a shop somewhere -- anywhere -- grab it. And watch it...

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