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Blackrock (1997)

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When a young schoolgirl is raped and murdered, the mateship between a group of surfers is tested as the truth is slowly revealed.



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In New South Wales, Jared surfs with his mates and has a first girl. He hosts a beach party for his older pal, Ricko, and witnesses four of his mates gang-rape a 15 year old. He does nothing, and the next day, she's found murdered. At school, the boys and the girls react: the girls with anger at the perpetrators, the boys with jeering at the dead girl's morality. The students' parents have their own responses. Jared retreats into angry silence, disgusted that he did nothing to help the dead girl. Meanwhile, his mother wants to talk to him about her impending cancer surgery, the police want to know what he saw, and his friend Ricko wants an alibi. Jared's cracking under the pressure. Written by <>

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One party. One witness. No one's talking. See more »


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Release Date:

1 May 1997 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Black Rock  »

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AUD 1,100,000 (Australia)

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This film has its head in the clouds, trying to teach the audience something they already knew!
20 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

The point of this film is that rape is bad. Nothing more, nothing less. The filmmakers have their heads in the clouds, making this film so self-important and self-righteous, thinking it will set the world on fire with its important groundbreaking never seen before theme. The characters repeat stock lines at regular intervals (I didn't do Anything... I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING) with such obvious force that it appears this film was made to be studied by Year 12 English students. The characterisation in awful and the characters spend half the film standing around doing nothing, hoping the important message this film is trying to send out will carry them. It doesn't. This film could have been better in the hands of a more competent director and not merely some low budget actor trying to make a name for himself behind the scenes. This film is now being marketed on DVD as "Heath Ledger's first film" which is the only way they could sell it. A shame because it had real potential. What a waste.

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