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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a trip that becomes a nightmare... (U.K. Theatrical) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

No sets were constructed for this movie though real locations were re-designed and re-painted. See more »

Goofs

The films is set on mainland Australia, however a wild Tasmanian devil is depicted, which at the time of filming were only located on the island of Tasmania. See more »

Quotes

Marcia: [on the phone] Sorry I dropped something, I didn't catch what you said.
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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 Bazura Project: Episode #3.4 (2008) See more »

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Don't mess with the Supernatural!
11 September 2003 | by kingdaevidSee all my reviews

...when I first saw THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, I kept thinking that I'd seen this basic idea before, and this was where it was. The basic setup is different -- this time it's a married couple who take their bickering into a camping weekend -- but the effect is identical, with supernatural forces terrorising them for daring to trespass onto the wrong territory. The suspense is a slow build, and there's even some touches that popped up in later flicks; for instance, the idea for the shot of the scorpion being run over by a truck in close-up during the opening title sequence of NATURAL BORN KILLERS was taken directly from this one. Part of the first major wave of Australian pictures that made a big splash in the States circa '79 and '80 -- among the others were GALLIPOLI, BREAKER MORANT and THE LAST WAVE -- LONG WEEKEND is, unfortunately, one of the forgotten gems of the period. If you ever see an old video of it in a shop somewhere -- anywhere -- grab it. And watch it...


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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dugong Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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