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Dying Breed (2008)

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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. ... See full summary »

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Jody Dwyer

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Cast

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 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 ... 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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Taglines:

Some species are better off dead. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Espécie em Extinção See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 220,878 (Australia), 9 November 2008, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Ambience Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the first seconds of the end credits just 1 or 2 frames show what Pieman's Pie really is made of. See more »

Goofs

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

Katie: Simple Simon met the pie man playing with a knife Said Simple Simon to the pie man, "Will you take my life?" Said the pie man to Simple Simon, "When the time is right" Said Simple Simon to the pie man, "Then I'll die tonight".
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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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Things Have to Stay Hidden to Survive
26 December 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Between 1788 and 1868, Australia served as a penal colony for the British Empire and Tasmania was the most feared. The prisoner Alexander "The Pieman" Pearce escaped and survived in the woods eating human flesh. In the present days, the researcher Nina (Mirrah Foulkes) organizes an expedition to Tasmania to proceed the work of her deceased sister Ruth and find evidences of the extinct Tasmanian tiger in the wilderness. She travels to a remote area with her boyfriend Matt (Leigh Whannell) and his troublemaker friend Jack (Nathan Phillips) that brings his girlfriend Rebecca (Melanie Vallejo) and they spend the night in a village of descendants of "The Pieman". Sooner the quartet discovers that things have to stay hidden to survive.

"Dying Breed" is another sub product of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and gives the sensation of déjà vu to the viewer with the total lack of originality. There are many flaws in the predictable story, like for example, how could an expedition travel unarmed in a remote area in the wilderness? What would they expect while observing the wildlife? How can a group travel without a Plan B for unexpected situations? The greatest different in this feature is the wonderful location in Australia. Further, the acting is good and for fans of the slash genre, it entertains. My vote is six.

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