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Dust Devil (1992)

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A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dust Devil (as Robert Burke)
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Wendy Robinson
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Ben Mukurob
John Matshikiza ...
Joe Niemand
Rufus Swart ...
Mark Robinson
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Capt. Cornelius Beyman
Terry Norton ...
Saartjie Haarhoff (as Terri Norton)
Russell Copley ...
Cpl. Dutoit
Andre Odendaal ...
Cpl. Botes
Luke Cornell ...
Soldier 1
Philip Henn ...
Soldier 2 (as Phillip Henn)
Peter Hallr ...
Marist Monk
Robert Stevenson ...
Rifle Boy
Stephen Earnhart ...
Camper Driver
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Dr. Leidzinger
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Storyline

A shape shifter (Burke) comes from the desert in search of victims, a spirit the locals call "The Dust Devil". He prays on the lonely and the unloved, those who have already lost everything but life itself. Wendy (Field) has broken up with her husband and wanders aimlessly in her car. She picks up a stranger and begins having misgivings about picking him up when strange things begin to occur. Meanwhile a local police officer (Mokae) tracks the killer. Aided by a shaman's admonishments about witchcraft he sets off to try and stop the beast before it can complete its grisly task. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The hitch-hiker from hell! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 April 1993 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Le souffle du démon  »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

£4,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Final Cut) | (Workprint Version) | (director's cut)

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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to the extremely dusty locations in Namibia, 16 motor vehicles ground to a halt during the seven week shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Wendy slams on the brakes of her VW Beetle, she doesn't touch the clutch, but the car stops without stalling. See more »

Quotes

Dust Devil: There is no good or evil, only spirit and matter. Only movement toward the light - and away from it.
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Crazy Credits

The producers would especially like to thank the government and people of Namibia for their help in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beyond the Grave (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Rude Boy Soldier
Written by P. Barrett and A. Sylvester
Performed by Tony Rebel
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User Reviews

 
Finally I get to see the original cut! Excellent!!!
15 December 2003 | by (St. Albert, Alberta) – See all my reviews

One has to wonder what the hell is wrong with Miramax and the W Brothers? The director's cut of Dust Devil is superior cinema! Brilliant visuals, innovative camera work, mystical, compelling narrative that takes time to flesh out character... wow I guess I just answered my own question. Richard Stanley is a great talent, one can only hope that he will somehow get back into the Cinemadrome someday soon.


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