In the tradition of Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), this is the story of a legendary, lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and communities together, some who find love, and others who find themselves. Based on true events. Written by
In one scene Peto is singing along to Rose Tattoo's song 'We Can't Be Beaten' which wasn't released until 1983 yet the movie takes place in the 1970's so it is not possible for Peto to be listening to and singing along to this song. See more »
In a flashback scene to 1971, the film Jaws is being shown at the drive-in. Jaws wasn't released in Australia until November 1975. See more »
Way Out West
Performed by The Dingoes
Composed by Kerryn Tolhurst
Published by Cellar Music/(Mushroom Music Publishing)
(P)1974 Mushroom Records
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd See more »
I was lucky to see this film at the Australian Film Festival at the Barbican in London. It sounded like a heart wrencher - and it was! OK, so the performances can tend towards the clichéd or perhaps wooden and the story is a little slow in spots BUT I loved it. A really touching film, shot beautifully with some great Aussie scenery! A world that few get to experience. And Koko is amazing as Red Dog! I haven't read Louis de Bernieres story that is based on, or even heard of the "folk tale" that the movie is based on, but the story is compelling. Oh, and some great Aussie music forms the soundtrack. And of course a bit of crazy Aussie dancing (and fashion) that goes along with it!
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