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Razorback (1984)

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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Sarah Cameron
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Beth Winters
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Danny
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Turner
Don Smith ...
Wallace
Mervyn Drake ...
Andy
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Alan Becher ...
Counsel (as Alan Beecher)
Peter Schwarz ...
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Beth Child ...
Louise Cullen
Rick Kennedy ...
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Storyline

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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"It has two states of being...dangerous or dead" See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dödens käftar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,331, 18 November 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$150,000
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jake Cullen: [to Scotty] Come on, off to bed. There, there, Scotty. Now, now, now, boy, it's alright.
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Featured in 20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) See more »

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Blue Eyes
Written and Composed by Elton John and Gary Osborne
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Razorback
11 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those film that I decided to track down and buy because it was such a hoot. Great atmospheric scenes, a bit of gore and plenty of humour. I love it and I only paid £4.32 incl postage !

There's a lot of tricky night-time filming and very realistic killer pigs - if that hasn't hooked you then I doubt this film is for you. If you liked American Werewolf in London, get this and you won't go wrong.

I don't want to be accused of padding but do an internet seach and you will always find great ratings for this film - it just seems to slip beneath the radar for most reviewers which is a shame because it deserves to become a classic for all the right reasons. Please add your comments if you agree - but remember to make it at least 10 lines OK


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