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Dreamtime's Over (2009)

Prey (original title)
Three Australian couples stumble across an ancient curse in the Outback, and their dream holiday turns into a nightmare that may kill them all.


Oscar D'Roccster


John V. Soto, Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman (additional story and dialogue) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
Natalie Bassingthwaighte Natalie Bassingthwaighte ... Kate
Jesse Johnson ... Gus
Natalie Walker Natalie Walker ... Ling
Ben Knight Ben Knight ... Matt (as Ben Kermode)
Christian Clark ... Jason
Kristin Sargent ... Annika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Bell ... Bill
Joe Hachem Joe Hachem ... Motel Operator
Jennifer Hansen Jennifer Hansen ... Waitress
Geire Kami Geire Kami ... Patient
Dawn Klingberg Dawn Klingberg ... Kora
Suhayb Lahdo Suhayb Lahdo ... The Man
Pamela Shaw ... Morgan Weismann
Leon Stripp Leon Stripp


The story is inspired by the disappearance in the late 80's of a North American couple who disappeared in the West Australian desert on a 4WD holiday. They were never seen alive again. Their abandoned vehicles and totally unused supplies were found in sand dunes near an Aboriginal sacred site--less than an hour away from the closest town. Two years later, the two men were both found dead of natural causes, on the same day, 1000 miles apart back in North America. Twenty years after the original incident, 3 couples who set out into the same desert and unluckily end up in the same area, at the same time of year, with disastrous results. The previously unrevealed psychological and sexual liaisons the couple's had secretly shared come to light as there lives end one-by-one. Who will survive? Written by Robert Lewis Galinsky

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Release Date:

12 May 2009 (Australia) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

AUD 1,089 (Australia), 10 May 2009, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Probably the worst Australian film ever made.
3 February 2010 | by moviescroteSee all my reviews

Somehow I was under the illusion that Prey was in some way based on an aboriginal legend... Funnily enough not one aboriginal person was to be seen throughout the whole film. It was by far the worst Australian made film I have ever seen. Not one redeemable feature to be seen and the CGI snakes just topped it all off. Audio quality was slightly better than a cassette recording from the early 80's, which was most helpful in muffling the atrocious dialogue that plagued this drivel from start to finish. Characters were the kind of stereotypes that give stereotyping a bad name, and the only soundtrack that could be mustered was the occasional Rogue Trader's track obviously donated by the hapless lead NatBass. For a budget of $4m++ the producers would have been better off putting the cash into an ING account and at least getting the interest on it - not to mention saving all concerned the embarrassment of having their name to the film. I can only assume that some of the positive posts on this site regarding Prey are the contrived efforts of those responsible for this diabolical abortion of a motion (as in bowel motion) picture. Avoid like syphilis.

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