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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.

Director:

Colin Eggleston

Writer:

Everett De Roche (original screenplay)
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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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Their crime was against nature...Nature found them guilty. [DVD Australia] See more »


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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Marcia: I told you it wasn't a shark.
Peter: No. No it certainly isn't a shark.
Marcia: Then what is it?
Peter: A Bunyip.
Marcia: A what?
Peter: 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.
Marcia: It's ugly.
Peter: Yeh. She's not very pretty out of the water, is she.
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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 »

Connections

Remade as Long Weekend (2008) See more »

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part soap opera, part horror film
29 October 2003 | by Jonny_NumbSee all my reviews

"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.

6/10


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1979 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tasmania, Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD270,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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