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Cast

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Eli
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Sammy (as Zoe Tuckwell-Smith)
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Mal
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John Martin ...
Petrol Attendant
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Wayne Walker ...
Ute Driver
Cheyanne ...
Charlie Sparkles
Craig Bartlett ...
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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AUD 1,150,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The movie reflects the rivalry between fans of the motor vehicle makes, Ford and Holden, which is prominent in Australia. John (from the city) drives his red Ford Fairmont into a rural Australian environment that is Holden country - Roscoe, the police officer, wears a belt with Holden buckle; the petrol station owner's t-shirt proclaims the superiority of Holdens; the vehicle that spots the Ford is a Holden with the word emblazoned across its rear. See more »

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The position of the fruit leather on the window changes between scenes. 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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Soundtracks

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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