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Dying Breed (2008)

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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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Matt
Bille Brown ...
Harvey / Rowan
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Nina
Melanie Vallejo ...
Rebecca
Ken Radley ...
Liam
Elaine Hudson ...
Ethel
Sheridan Harvey ...
Katie
Peter Docker ...
Boris Brkic ...
Phillip McInnes ...
Guard #1
Ian 'Paddy' McIvor ...
Guard #2 (as Paddy McIvor)
James Portanier ...
Guard #3
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Ruth
Peter Finlay ...
Hunter #1
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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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Rated R for bloody violent content, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 November 2008 (Australia)  »

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Espécie em Extinção  »

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AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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During the first seconds of the end credits just 1 or 2 frames show what Pieman's Pie really is made of. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca gets killed, the killer rolls her head over, and we see her eyes are open. When the killer leans in to eat her lips, however, they are closed. See more »

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Matt: [sees Jack cut the yellow ute's front right tyre] what does that achieve?
Jack: Nothing, but i feel better eh? Come on, let's have a beer.
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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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Tasmanian Axe Massacre...
18 June 2009 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

Inbred and hungry cannibals... Out of their element young folks... Yeah, it's safe to say we've all seen it a dozen times before and "Dying Breed" is more of the same.

Director Jody Dwyer brings this familiar story to Tasmania with most of the same repercussions. However, the cinematography is stunning and the acting is well above most in the genre. Cliché? Absolutely... You pretty much know exactly what is about to(and does) happen through-out the film. The gore is admirable, yet the individual performances by the all-Aussie cast is the movie's saving grace.

Certainly worth a viewing, if for nothing more then the great acting and the wonderful scenery.


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