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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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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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Their crime was against nature...Nature found them guilty. [DVD Australia] 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:

Largo fin de semana See more »

Filming Locations:

Tasmania, Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD 270,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Eggleston: The film's director provides the voice on the phone of the lover of Marcia (Briony Behets). In real life, at the time of the film, Eggleston and Behets were married. 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 »

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Referenced in The Exterminator (1980) See more »

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I loved this film, does anyone else?
17 April 2004 | by sjpoole165See all my reviews

Brilliant film, eerie and atmospheric. Stays on your mind for a long time after watching. One of my favourites. The part where the sea creature wails like a baby is especially good. The image of the eagle egg being smashed against the tree kept coming back and haunting me long after the film had finished. A lot of weird happenings in the film - what happened to the people in the other camper van? You never actually got to see them, just their vicious little dog! This is a film I could happily watch over and over without getting fed up. I would love to be able to get this video either on video or DVD but it seems it's been withdrawn. Can anyone help me get a hold of this video or DVD? I would be grateful to hear from anyone else who likes this movie too.


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