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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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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AUD 4,500,000 (estimated)
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[first lines]
Tom McGregor: Any customers?
Susan MacGregor: Yeah.
Tom McGregor: Today?
Susan MacGregor: [sheepish look]
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Thorn In My Saddle
Written and Performed by Richard Clapton
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Beyond sustained movie worth
19 June 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Paul Mercurio has a habit of playing in a lot of duds. He's not the best actor around, with only a string of stuff to his name, and here is another dud. This is basically the story. I'll runs it down. Out in the outback Mercurio and little Sis work at a garage/ milk bar. To fight boredom, he takes a few spins out on his motorbike, one which tragically backfires, killing Sis (Elmagalou). Here's the rest of the movie, Friels, a jewel smuggler, his girlfriend (Dee Smart), and other accomplice (John Polson) break down, and guess where they end up. So really the rest of the film is like a stage play set in the milk bar, where Mercurio, still guilt ridden, falls for Smart. Of course what ensues, becomes a hostage premise, Friels, really good, going all crazy like. What I loved though was Terry Serio's small performance, as a larrikin passing through. Back Of Beyond rides on too little, and thinks somehow, with only this, it can be carried off. Way wrong. I must admit, you'll find Mercurio's pathetic acting funny, in some scenes with his pink shirt and overalls. Strangely, all other the performances, including Elmagalou's are way much better.


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