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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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Storyline

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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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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Company Credits

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

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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References The Castle (1997) See more »

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Tradition
17 November 2008 | by nedzterSee all my reviews

Australia is a beautiful country, the people and the land, however it has a dark history and 'Dying breed' is a small piece of that nostalgic pie. Two couples head into the Tasmanian wilderness in search of the extinct Tasmanian tiger and soon find themselves in unforgiving country populated by unforgiving locals. The direction and acting is steady with no real stand out performance and the characters seem a bit flat at times but the shots of Tasmania's isolated country side are fantastic and set a haunting tale. This formula has been applied countless times so there's nothing new here but its done well serving up some good blood and guts and proves along with Wolf creek that Aussie film can do horror. If your Austalian make it tradition to go see Australian films!


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