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Cactus (I) (2008)

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A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Travis McMahon ...
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Eli
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Daniel Krige ...
Mal
Celia Ireland ...
Seymon Eckert ...
John Martin ...
Petrol Attendant
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Spuddo (voice)
Wayne Walker ...
Ute Driver
Cheyanne ...
Charlie Sparkles
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Radio Operator
Robert Whiteside ...
Bar Patron
Russell Hunt ...
Bar Patron
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A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is due for delivery. As time and distance roll by, the strength and endurance of both men will be tested to the very end. Written by Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan

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1 May 2008 (Australia)  »

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AUD 1,150,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the first part of the movie, John arrives at a town called Cullen. There is no such town in NSW, Australia, the actual town is called Wilcannia. The Cullen signs are props, including the "Cullen is a titty town" sign. He drives in on the Barrier Highway over the Darling River bridge, then enters Martin Street to fill up at the BP petrol station. See more »

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When John is shot, he is holding a rifle. When he is seen laying by the car, it is clearly a saw off shot gun. See more »

Quotes

Eli: What are you gonna do?
John: [He Ignores him and continues to duct tape Eli's hands]
Eli: What are you gonna do?
[More frustrated]
John: [Continuing to ignore him, he holds him down tighter]
Eli: What are you gonna do?
[Now yelling]
John: [Finally acknowledges him] Deliver you.
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Hot Potato
Written by Murray Cook (as M. Cook), Jeff Fatt (as J. Fatt), Anthony Field (as A. Field),
Greg Page (as G. Page), and J. Field
Performed by The Wiggles
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Not Bad - Like Bone Dry
21 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a bad movie --

not a good one -- kind of slow in places --

Standard Ausie Out-Back movie -- some parts are like Bone Dry --

others remind you of Wolf Creek -- Both of the characters played did a remarkable job in keeping you interested in the long journey --

It was rather cool how Rosco (Bryan Brown) took care of his friend Thommo (Shane Jacobson)...

All in all not a waste of time -- but not an on the edge of your seat thrill either.

You be the judge of this one. I gave it a 6 because they didn't supply a 5 & a half.


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