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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

Cast overview:
Paul Mercurio ...
Tom McGregor
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Connor
Dee Smart ...
Charlie
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Nick
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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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near the outdoor toilet
15 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Pointless boring film with charismatic Mercurio completely wasted. Released for a minute on a Thursday in maybe one local cinema and avoided by the entire population of Sydney except me and four others BACK OF BEYOND is a project seemingly created by a producer looking for a fee. Local actors like John Polson and Terry Serio deserve better (well Polson has morphed into a Director of lame thrillers like SWIMFAN and HIDE AND SEEK) and Terry Serio seems never to get a guernsey apart from thug roles. But Paul Mercurio should have become one of Australia's greatest exports on screen. Roles like this are major disappointments and films like this are just a waste of talent and time.


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