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Razorback (1984)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  16 November 1984 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Winters
Arkie Whiteley ...
Sarah Cameron
Bill Kerr ...
Jake Cullen
Benny Baker
David Argue ...
Dicko Baker
Beth Winters
Don Smith ...
Mervyn Drake ...
Redmond Phillips ...
Alan Becher ...
Counsel (as Alan Beecher)
Peter Schwarz ...
Lawyer (as Peter Schwartz)
Beth Child ...
Louise Cullen
Rick Kennedy ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Nine hundred pounds of marauding tusk and muscle! See more »


Horror | Thriller


R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dödens käftar  »

Box Office


AUD 5,500,000 (estimated)


$150,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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User Reviews

giant pig on the loose...where's the slop?
29 March 2001 | by (buffalo, new york, usa) – See all my reviews

Call me stupid, but this is actually one of my favorite horror flicks. The story's about a giant wild boar munching on Aussies in the outback. Our hero goes in search of his wife...she's missing out there. Many interesting ideas come forth in this movie. I especially like the kangaroo killing brothers Benny and Dicko (hehe). The way the movie portrays them is interesting, contrasting the life of the outback trash to the much more civilized life of Bill, the hero. I also enjoyed the use of weird settings(the desert with that "horse") to create atmosphere. Overall, I enjoyed this flick a lot, and I think most horror fans would if they look beneath the seemingly ridiculous plot.

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