If you ARE going to kidnap someone, you may as well make sure they're drop dead gorgeous!
Here's an OK little flick that will let you check your brain in at the cloakroom as you enter the theater. Doesn't appear to have pulled much in the way of user-votes but don't let that deter you.
Simon Burke and Martin Sacks are the Slate and Wyn of the title, a couple of small-time hoods who bungle a robbery, accidentally killing a cop and are then are forced to kidnap the only eye-witness to their crime. Believe me, you could do worse than kidnapping Sigrid Thornton (especially at the age she was when this little caper was filmed!)
On the lam in the Aussie outback, directionless and having no back-up plans they do what comes naturally - they fall in love with Miss Thornton and find themselves well and truly at competitive loggerheads,
Director Mclennan adapted the screenplay himself from the original novel entitled "Slate and Me and Blanche McBride" by Georgia Savage. Some good cinematography from David Connell and Trevor Lucas chips in with an appropriate musical score.
Maybe no BUTCH AND SUNDANCE but still a likeable enough little homegrown fable.
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