In a totalitarian future where deviants are held in rehabilitation camps, a freedom fighter and a wrongly-accused prisoner form an alliance to survive their decadent oppressors' game of kill-or-be-killed - and turn the tide against them.
Angela, a naive hairdresser, is kicked out of the house by her puritanical mother. At the behest of a model client, she gets her first modeling gig. While her future seems bright, she soon learns that everyone around her wants to use her.
In the future, a health nut and his tag-along girlfriend become trapped in a drive-in theater that has become a concentration camp for outcast youths, who are placated with new wave music, junk food, drugs, exploitation movies, and racism.
The Playboy Magazine that Peter looks at is from March, 1973. The cover photo is a montage of Mercy Rooney, the December, 1972 Playmate of the Month. See more »
I told you it wasn't a shark.
No. No it certainly isn't a shark.
Then what is it?
It's a Dugong. A Sea Cow. Apparently there used to be thousands of 'em all along the coast until they were killed off for oil.
Yeh. She's not very pretty out of the water, is she.
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The closing credits appear over a shot of the wilderness vegetation growing around the harpoon impaling Marcia. See more »
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 »
"Long Weekend" is a well-done, environmentally-conscious horror film from Down Under. The plot is rather simple, but makes a point: when you snooty urban dwellers go camping for the weekend, don't do anything to p**s off Mother Nature! Which is exactly what our two selfish, unappealing protagonists do; they also have a marriage that's on the rocks (gee, I wonder if they'll make it through the weekend alive? Any takers?). The acting is good (though the characters are hateful and stupid), and the emotional intensity is complemented by a very brooding atmosphere of impending horror (the night scenes will give you the willies) as Nature gears up for revenge.
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