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Fair Game (1986)

A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback is in for trouble when she is confronted by three kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing kangaroos, they decide to kill ... See full summary »

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Mario Andreacchio

Writer:

Rob George (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cassandra Delaney ... Jessica
Peter Ford Peter Ford ... Sunny
David Sandford David Sandford ... Ringo
Garry Who Garry Who ... Sparks
Don Barker Don Barker ... Frank
Carmel Young Carmel Young ... Moira
Adrian Shirley Adrian Shirley ... Victor
Tony Clay Tony Clay ... Derek (as Wayne Anthony)
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A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback is in for trouble when she is confronted by three kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing kangaroos, they decide to kill the animals in the sanctuary, and when they see how attractive the owner is, they decide to have a little "fun" with her, too. Turns out that they may get a bit more "fun" than they bargained for. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

She Was Fair Game See more »

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Budget:

AUD 1,260,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Mario Andreacchio says on the film's DVD audio-commentary that the sequence where Jessica (Cassandra Delaney) is tied-up on the bullbars of 'The Beast' vehicle was inspired by Keith Carradine being tied to the front of a locomotive in Martin Scorsese's 'Boxcar Bertha' (1972). See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1987 video tape had 57 seconds of BBFC cuts to remove shots of Cassandra Delaney having her clothes cut and shots of her breasts when she is tied to the car. See more »

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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Seeing Things
Performed by The Black Crow
Composed by Ashley Irwin and Terry McCarthy
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When the hunted gets game.
21 September 2008 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

This mid-eighties thriller is a skimpy, but surely entertaining and crazy Australian b-grade exploitation attempt at the revenge sub-genre. A young woman takes on some restless kangaroo poachers who go onto make her life hell, when she confronts them about killing animals on her wildlife sanctuary. It's a lot better than you're led to believe. A cat (well there's three of them) and mouse game evolves, as they simply go tit for tat (no one is desperate to back down) in humiliating, terrorising and finally gaining sweet vengeance. The savage violence isn't particularly extreme, as it has a comic book tone to it, but it's mean-spirited and gustily dished-up. From the get-go you can tell it's going to be thrilling, exciting and blistering as it gets straight in to it and never adjusts otherwise. The suspense holds up and the adrenaline kick gets the heart-pounding in many knuckle-busting sequences (the memorable trophy truck ride). Andrew Lesnie sharply photographs the colourfully rugged Australian landscape and wildlife, but it's the moody nightlife cinematography that adds the atmospheric dynamics. Cassandra Delaney (who looks lovely and spends the quite bit time in the flesh) brings a genuine grittiness and sympathetic side to a strong, capable character. The boneheaded, cruel poachers are eccentrically portrayed by Peter Ford, David Sandford and Gary Who. From this inclusion, the gigantic killer pig feature 'Razorback (1984)' comes to mind. Dominating a lot the scenes would be that of Ashley Irwin's uncanny live-wire and throbbing music score. Sometimes uncalled for, but always palatable. Director Mario Andreacchio makes good of the psychical set-pieces and locations. While writer Rob George's material is fundamental, he still strikes up a dependable script that never resorts to camping it up. An agreeable revenge item.


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