After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Peters ...
Young Nikki
Julie Wood ...
Nikki's Mother (as Julie Sobotta)
Syd Brisbane ...
Nikki's Father
Nikki Davies
Geoff Revell ...
Paul Nathan
Al Fletcher
Barry Langrishe ...
Zipper Doyle
Eliza Lovell ...
Jordan Weldon-Iley ...
Young Boy
Carmel Johnson ...
Hotel Regency Maid
Detective Hummer
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Detective Crean
Liz Windsor ...
Medical Examiner
Paul Rees ...
Assistant Medical Examiner
Audine Leith ...
Jules in the Gym


Two young scam artists rob their drugged victims after the woman is picked up in bars and taken to a hotel room. The only problem is that their latest victim dies. Looking at his stuff, they suddenly find a video tape with a former athlete sexually involved with a young boy. The woman contacts the athlete and sets off a series of murders in which they are incriminated and a chase across Australia led by the athlete, the police, and an aborigine tracker. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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The ultimate romantic getaway. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

14 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Besar o morir  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,088 (USA) (14 November 1997)


$731,091 (USA) (19 December 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Detective Crean: [Reading a police report on Al] He's got a short wick.
Detective Hummer: Fuse.
Detective Crean: What?
Detective Hummer: Short fuse. That's the term.
Detective Crean: No, it's referring to his dick size.
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References The Footy Show (1994) See more »

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Truly exciting movie with damn near perfect control of tone
25 December 1998 | by (Chicago, IL, US) – See all my reviews

The comments from "Niro" have really got it right. This movie seems to belong squarely in that niche genre, the couple caught up in violence, lovers on the run. And it *is* that, and does as good a job of it as I've seen, even while breaking out of your expectations for that story line.

Some of the plot development is worth reserving as a surprise; so I can't be specific about my satisfaction that this movie does not, after all, celebrate or justify violence -- as some other entries in this subgenre callously slip into doing.

All the performances were carried out well. I particularly liked Barry Otto in a smallish but crucial supporting role, and am fast learning to stop confusing him with Geoffrey Rush.

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