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The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment,... See full summary »

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Jonathan auf der Heide (screenplay), Oscar Redding (screenplay)
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Oscar Redding Oscar Redding ... Alexander Pearce
Arthur Angel ... Robert Greenhill
Paul Ashcroft Paul Ashcroft ... Matthew Travers
Thomas M. Wright ... Thomas Bodenham (as Thomas Wright)
Mark Leonard Winter ... Alexander Dalton
Greg Stone ... William Kennerly
John Francis Howard John Francis Howard ... Little Brown
Torquil Neilson Torquil Neilson ... John Mathers
Matt Wilson Matt Wilson ... Duty Soldier
Adrian Mulraney ... Logan
Ben Plazzer Ben Plazzer ... Soldier in boat
Jonathan auf der Heide ... Soldier in boat
Jason Glover Jason Glover ... Lieutenant Cuthbertson
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The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving.. the Australian wilderness. Abandon all hope you who enter. Written by Anonymous

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Hunger is a strange silence.


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Slow, but effective
8 November 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This is based on a true story and although I'm not to fond when movies come along with tags like that, I really liked this one. It is slow moving though and I had a bit of trouble following the movie after 20 minutes. Actually I should say, I didn't know where it was moving to ... but this is a good thing!

So as you can imagine, I didn't know the true story behind this movie and if you can, don't read anything the movie or it's origin and just watch it to be surprised. Be prepared though, because not only is it slow moving, there isn't happening that much during the course of the movie. But besides being a weak point (for some), it also can be the highlight for others! I think the movie, wouldn't have worked, if it had been spiced up. I like how it creeps up on you ... So if you haven't watched it yet, either be warned or watch it to be "thrilled" (depending on what you like in a movie).


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24 September 2009 (Australia) See more »

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