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Razorback (1984)

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:

Peter Brennan (novel), Everett De Roche
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Harrison ... Carl Winters
Arkie Whiteley 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"It has two states of being...dangerous or dead" See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dödens käftar 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Patrick Goldstein, film critic for the Los Angeles Times described the film as a "true delight for any horror film fancier who enjoys the prospect of man tested by a deadly and inscrutable force of nature". 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 original Australian version of the film was edited down to secure a more commercial M rating (known as the "theatrical version") by removing 4 scenes of graphic violence. The cut scenes included footage of explicit gore and blood-spurts in the death of 3 of the characters plus the final killing of the razorback itself. The UK Anchor Bay and Australian Umbrella releases contain the theatrical version, though the 4 deleted scenes are available as extras on the Australian DVD. See more »

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User Reviews

giant pig on the loose...where's the slop?
29 March 2001 | by sick_boy420xxxSee all my reviews

Call me stupid, but this is actually one of my favorite horror flicks. The story's about a giant wild boar munching on Aussies in the outback. Our hero goes in search of his wife...she's missing out there. Many interesting ideas come forth in this movie. I especially like the kangaroo killing brothers Benny and Dicko (hehe). The way the movie portrays them is interesting, contrasting the life of the outback trash to the much more civilized life of Bill, the hero. I also enjoyed the use of weird settings(the desert with that "horse") to create atmosphere. Overall, I enjoyed this flick a lot, and I think most horror fans would if they look beneath the seemingly ridiculous plot.


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