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Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »

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Peter Finlay ...
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Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. Against all odds, Pearce escaped from the most feared penal settlement of the British Empire - Sarah Island - and disappeared into the impenetrable forests of Western Tasmania. Seven convicts escaped with him, yet Pearce was the only one that emerged... along with chunks of human flesh in his pockets. The legend of Pearce was born. An extinct species... a long forgotten legend... both had a desperate need to survive; both could now have living descendants within the Tasmanian bush. Many sightings of the tiger have been reported. Many hikers have gone missing. Hundreds in fact. Zoologist Nina is convinced there are still tigers remaining in the Tasmanian wilderness, and she has proof - a photograph of a paw print snapped by her sister just before she met with a fatal accident in the bush eight years ... Written by Jody Dwyer

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Some species are better off dead. See more »

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Rated R for bloody violent content, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Espécie em Extinção  »

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AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Premiered at the 2008 Tribecca Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

While leaving the Water Rat Hotel at the start of the movie, a tram can be seen in the background and then disappears as the scene has been cut. Also this is supposed to be in Tasmania, they do not have Trams, this would of been filmed in Melbourne. See more »

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Katie: Simple Simon met the pie man playing with a knife Said Simple Simon to the pie man, "Will you take my life?" Said the pie man to Simple Simon, "When the time is right" Said Simple Simon to the pie man, "Then I'll die tonight".
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Boring and waste of time and money
25 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dying Breed is a waste. It is very very little about Tasmanian Tigers and more of a redo of some other horror movies.

Nothing new or different. Same old blood soaked chopping and slashing and women chasing.

Tired story line. Young people lost in woods find weirdos who eat people. Seen it before many times. BORING.

How to make a better movie. Drop the dumb dialogue, drop the dumb story line, get people who can act, they are called actors, less splash and more suspense, go back to telling an engaging story, and stop trying to be shocking. In fact, a good and well written movie would be shocking. Dying Breed sure was not anything worth seeing. The best part of dying breed were the few moments of the old (1930s) film clips of the Tasmaian Tiger


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