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A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The ... See full summary »

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Carl Winters
Arkie Whiteley ...
Sarah Cameron
William Henry Kerr ...
Jake Cullen (as Bill Kerr)
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Benny Baker
David Argue ...
Dicko Baker
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Beth Winters
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Danny
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Turner
Don Smith ...
Wallace
Mervyn Drake ...
Andy
Redmond Phillips ...
Magistrate
Alan Becher ...
Counsel (as Alan Beecher)
Peter Schwarz ...
Lawyer (as Peter Schwartz)
Beth Child ...
Louise Cullen
Rick Kennedy ...
Farmer
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A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The next victim is an American TV-journalist. Her husband Carl gets there and starts to search for the truth. The local inhabitants won't really help him, but he is joined by a hunter and a female farmer to find the beast. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Dödens käftar  »

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AUD 5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$150,000 (USA)
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According to the Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) audio commentary, Russell Mulcahy said that the producer of Razorback offered him the chance to direct it after seeing the Duran Duran music video "Hungry Like The Wolf," also directed by Mulcahy. See more »

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Jake Cullen: [to Scotty] Come on, off to bed. There, there, Scotty. Now, now, now, boy, it's alright.
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A film that could have been better...and worse.
3 March 1999 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

The best thing about this Australian production is Russell Mulcahey's direction which gives this admittedly doofy material a veneer of class. (Although he does have a tendency to overuse the fog machine.)

What this film has going against it however is Gregory Harrision's ineffectual performance as the "hero". I remember him spending most of the film getting beaten up and/or falling down.

If this had focused on the "Moby Dick" aspect of the storyline, that has a grizzled old man searching the outback for the killer boar that killed his baby, it would have been a bit stronger in the storyline department. As it is now, it's OK.


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