In a dystopian future where deviants are held in "re-education" camps, a freedom fighter and a wrongfully-accused prisoner form an alliance to survive their decadent oppressors' game of kill-or-be-killed - and turn the tide against them.


Jon George (screenplay), Neill D. Hicks (screenplay) (as Neill Hicks) | 3 more credits »





Complete credited cast:
Steve Railsback ... Paul Anders
Olivia Hussey ... Chris Walters
Michael Craig ... Charles Thatcher
Carmen Duncan ... Jennifer
Noel Ferrier Noel Ferrier ... Secretary Mallory
Lynda Stoner ... Rita Daniels
Roger Ward ... Chief Guard Ritter
Michael Petrovitch ... Tito
Gus Mercurio ... Red
John Ley ... Dodge
Bill Young ... Griff
Steve Rackman ... Alph
John Godden ... Andy
Oriana Panozzo Oriana Panozzo ... Melinda


In a totalitarian country, any subversives, undesirables and "deviants" are sent to a prison camp to be rehabilitated and reeducated. The camp is run in fascist fashion, with guards torturing and killing prisoners for sport. Their pinnacle of the guards oppression is an event where a select band of prisoners are set free in the surrounding bush, to be hunted by the guards and special guests for sport - the Turkey Shoot. Written by grantss

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Controversial! Violent! The film that shocked Australian critics and broke Box Office records in London! See more »


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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »


When Chris cuts Ritter's hands off, traumatically amputating both of them, even though there are several arteries and veins in the stumps, other than blood on the stumps, there's no blood spurting out them at all. This is an impossibility. As long as Ritter's heart was flowing, blood would have initially shot out of the stumps slowing as his heart stopped. See more »


Jennifer: [assembling her crossbow blindfolded] When assembled, it has three moving parts. A self-contained gas supply, which will propel a paralyzing hypo-dart at four hundred meters. Give or take, 1% accuracy. Mr. Mallory is going to licence it for his department... after the little test.
[she finishes assembling it]
Tito: Thirty-two seconds. You manipulate well, my dear - like a part of your body.
Jennifer: It is my own design.
Charles Thatcher: Yes, a very nice piece, hm. Serviceable, well-contoured, good feel... perhaps just a trifle ...
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Extreme violence and some nudity cut for US release. See more »


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Entertaining trash.
17 March 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Set in a totalitarian future society, this film has a bleak but quite vividly drawn vision of the world...for its first 20 minutes or so; then it turns into a straight action-chase adventure. The uncut 90-minute version is extremely gory, but some of the effects are rather lame. Nevertheless, it's a fast-paced, trashily entertaining film, and the actors are adequate for the little they're asked to do. (**)

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Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape 2000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairns, Queensland, Australia


Box Office


AUD2,500,000 (estimated)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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