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Long Weekend (1978)

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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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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:

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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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Peter: Saw another car down the end of the beach, thought we had the place to ourselves. Look what's shitting you anyway?
Marcia: I told you I've got a splitting...
Peter: No I mean what's really shitting you
Marcia: I'm bored
Peter: Well christ whose bloody faults that get off your arse and do something instead of smoking cigarettes and reading dirty books, amuse yourself
Marcia: I wanted to go to Eildon remember
Peter: Oh alright then take the car and piss off, go on piss off
Marcia: Peter I'm not the type for crapping in the sunshine and yearning ...
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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 »

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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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