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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
Bill Kerr ...
Jake Cullen
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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 ...
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Alan Becher ...
Counsel (as Alan Beecher)
Peter Schwarz ...
Lawyer (as Peter Schwartz)
Beth Child ...
Louise Cullen
Rick Kennedy ...
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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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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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Use your imagination!'
10 March 2007 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

For me it wasn't about the truly dreadful killer pig, but the sheer menace exuded by the horrific brothers. I watched it nearly 30 years ago when I was 20-21 and I still haven't forgotten it.

I thought the film was slow to start and rather dull too. I would have thought the film total rubbish, but some of the acting redeemed it a bit for me and made it one of the most chilling films I have seen - yes, really. I was young and impressionable then though and I would like to see it again to see if it still chills me. I daresay it's more of a chick flick really, cos it's the sort of film a guy might use to scare his girl into his arms I would think.

I will never forget the moment the nice old bearded hobo wakes up in the desert to find his distressed dog sniffing about his injured legs... that bit was the worst for me. Oh that, and did I mention the sheer horribleness of those brothers? One was dim and one was psycho and had insane eyes. Ugh!


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