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Razorback (1984)

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As a vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback, the husband of one of the victims is joined by a hunter and a farmer in a search for the beast.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Everett De Roche, Peter Brennan (novel)
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Harrison ... Carl Winters
Arkie Whiteley ... Sarah Cameron
Bill Kerr ... Jake Cullen
Chris Haywood ... Benny Baker
David Argue ... Dicko Baker
Judy Morris ... Beth Winters
John Howard ... Danny
John Ewart ... Turner
Don Smith Don Smith ... Wallace
Mervyn Drake Mervyn Drake ... Andy
Redmond Phillips ... Magistrate
Alan Becher Alan Becher ... Counsel (as Alan Beecher)
Peter Schwarz Peter Schwarz ... Lawyer (as Peter Schwartz)
Beth Child Beth Child ... Louise Cullen
Rick Kennedy Rick Kennedy ... Farmer
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Storyline

A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The next victim is an American TV-journalist. Her husband Carl gets there and starts to search for the truth. The local inhabitants won't really help him, but he is joined by a hunter and a female farmer to find the beast. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

Nine hundred pounds of marauding tusk and muscle! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Often noted was Russell Mulcahy's music-video-informed style: fast cutting, filters and strobe lighting. The New York Times ascribed a "bizarre, almost Dali-esque character" to the visuals. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jake Cullen: [to Scotty] Come on, off to bed. There, there, Scotty. Now, now, now, boy, it's alright.
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Alternate Versions

The uncut footage features a slightly longer version of Beth Winter's death. Jake Cullen has his face bitten off by the Razorback and is later seen with worms feeding off his rotting corpse. Dicko's death is much longer with more graphic shots of his leg in the Razorback's mouth and him spitting blood as he gets dragged away. The Razorback spits blood onto Carl Winter's face four times instead of two. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 31 Days of Horror: Razorback (1984) (2017) See more »

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New Moon on Monday
Written by Duran Duran
Performed by Duran Duran
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Origins of story
16 January 2001 | by australiangaragesaleSee all my reviews

Has anyone else noticed the similarities between Brennan's 1981 novel-of-the-same-name and Kenneth Cook's 1980 novel 'Pig', "an adventure thriller about a conservationist who sets out to trap a monstrous black pig..."?


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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Razorback See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,331, 18 November 1984

Gross USA:

$150,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,140
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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