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Back of Beyond (1995)

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A garage mechanic out in the middle of the outback gets involved with the girl friend of a jewel smuggler who is on the run.

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Cast overview:
Paul Mercurio ...
Tom McGregor
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Connor
Dee Smart ...
Charlie
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Nick
Aaron Wilton ...
Ned
Bob Maza ...
Gilbert
Rebekah Elmaloglou ...
Susan MacGregor
Terry Serio ...
Lucky Dave
Glenda Linscott ...
Mary Margaret
Amy Miller-Porter ...
Rosie
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Following the death of his sister Susan, garage owner Tom McGregor becomes a recluse in his Outback home. Years later, Tom is disturbed by the arrival of a gang of thugs trying to stash some stolen diamonds, whose car had broken down. The thugs are led by Connor, a psychopath, and things begin to turn nasty when Connor's girlfriend Charlie begins to become attracted to Tom. But things are not what they seem... Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexual assault | See all certifications »
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2 November 1995 (Australia)  »

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Back to Death  »

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[first lines]
Tom McGregor: Any customers?
Susan MacGregor: Yeah.
Tom McGregor: Today?
Susan MacGregor: [sheepish look]
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Drift Away
Written by Mentor Williams
Performed by Dobie Gray
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A shameful bit of tripe.
8 July 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Back of Beyond (B of B) is one of the most profoundly terrible films I have ever seen.

From the flat performances and boring characters to the plot that is completely predictable from the first scene, B of B has nothing to engage or entertain the viewer.

The tedium that is B of B can best be summed up by what happened during the screening I attended. An individual in the row behind me not only received three mobile phone calls, but made two more. No one. I mean no one complained, I think because his banal conversations were more interesting than the events onscreen.

This film reinforces my opinion that Australia makes the worst English-language films in the world. Trust me. I'm Australian, and I've seen the tripe we make. Unfortunately the rare gems of Australian cinema (The Boys, Mad Max, Muriel's Wedding etc) are swamped by the dross that is B of B.

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