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Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 29 March 1979 (USA)
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

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Colin Eggleston

Writer:

Everett De Roche (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hargreaves ... Peter
Briony Behets ... Marcia
Mike McEwen Mike McEwen ... Truckie
Roy Day Roy Day ... Old Fisherman
Michael Aitkens Michael Aitkens ... Barman
Sue Kiss von Soly Sue Kiss von Soly ... City Girl
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

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Taglines:

They are trespassers. Will they survive their LONG WEEKEND [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Weekend See more »

Filming Locations:

Tasmania, Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD270,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Vincent Monton said that the weather conditions while shooting the film were eerily co-operative. He said when the script would call for a scene with sunny skies the weather would be beautiful, but as the intensity and strangeness of the script grew the weather conditions would change to match the moody atmosphere of the scenes being filmed. Throughout the shoot the weather always seemed to change to suit the scene that was being made! See more »

Quotes

Peter: I'm sorry if we got...
Marcia: Shh!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits appear over a shot of the wilderness vegetation growing around the harpoon impaling Marcia. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK Region 2 DVD, released in 2006, is slightly cut with one known cut when Peter (John Hargreaves) is hit by the truck at the very end. Some of the actual head collision is removed and after the end credits have rolled, some of the sound on black screen has been faded swiftly out. See more »

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the most intelligent animal aggression film
28 May 2002 | by lolo157See all my reviews

(Excuse the possible vocabulary or grammar mistakes, I am French)

The originality - and the force - of "Long week-end" is that it is an animal attack film... without animal attack. The two characters of the film commit a succession of little aggressions towards the Nature (with a great N), which will revenge herself, but never directly. Mentioning examples would reveal too much of the film. I will only say it is a real ambient movie, without action, but which distils a traumatic veiled anguish. The final is particularly perturbing and ironical. The term "unknown masterpiece" seems to be created for this film !


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