Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »

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Jody Dwyer

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Michael Boughen (screenplay), Jody Dwyer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Phillips ... Jack
Leigh Whannell ... Matt
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... Harvey / Rowan
Mirrah Foulkes ... Nina
Melanie Vallejo Melanie Vallejo ... Rebecca
Ken Radley Ken Radley ... Liam
Elaine Hudson ... Ethel
Sheridan Harvey Sheridan Harvey ... Katie
Peter Docker Peter Docker ... Alexander Pierce
Boris Brkic ... Sgt. Symons
Phillip McInnes Phillip McInnes ... Guard #1
Ian 'Paddy' McIvor Ian 'Paddy' McIvor ... Guard #2 (as Paddy McIvor)
James Portanier James Portanier ... Guard #3
Sally McDonald Sally McDonald ... Ruth
Peter Finlay Peter Finlay ... Hunter #1
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Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. Against all odds, Pearce escaped from the most feared penal settlement of the British Empire - Sarah Island - and disappeared into the impenetrable forests of Western Tasmania. Seven convicts escaped with him, yet Pearce was the only one that emerged... along with chunks of human flesh in his pockets. The legend of Pearce was born. An extinct species... a long forgotten legend... both had a desperate need to survive; both could now have living descendants within the Tasmanian bush. Many sightings of the tiger have been reported. Many hikers have gone missing. Hundreds in fact. Zoologist Nina is convinced there are still tigers remaining in the Tasmanian wilderness, and she has proof - a photograph of a paw print snapped by her sister just before she met with a fatal accident in the bush eight years ... Written by Jody Dwyer

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for bloody violent content, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »

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When Rebecca gets killed, the killer rolls her head over, and we see her eyes are open. When the killer leans in to eat her lips, however, they are closed. See more »

Quotes

Matt: [sees Jack cut the yellow ute's front right tyre] what does that achieve?
Jack: Nothing, but i feel better eh? Come on, let's have a beer.
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Spoofs Alien (1979) See more »

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Boring and waste of time and money
25 April 2009 | by paul8878See all my reviews

Dying Breed is a waste. It is very very little about Tasmanian Tigers and more of a redo of some other horror movies.

Nothing new or different. Same old blood soaked chopping and slashing and women chasing.

Tired story line. Young people lost in woods find weirdos who eat people. Seen it before many times. BORING.

How to make a better movie. Drop the dumb dialogue, drop the dumb story line, get people who can act, they are called actors, less splash and more suspense, go back to telling an engaging story, and stop trying to be shocking. In fact, a good and well written movie would be shocking. Dying Breed sure was not anything worth seeing. The best part of dying breed were the few moments of the old (1930s) film clips of the Tasmaian Tiger


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Australia

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Release Date:

6 November 2008 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$370,294
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Ambience Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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