A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

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Patrick Hughes

Writer:

Patrick Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Kwanten ... Shane Cooper
Steve Bisley ... Old Bill
Tommy Lewis ... Jimmy Conway (as Tom E. Lewis)
Claire van der Boom ... Alice Cooper
Christopher Davis Christopher Davis ... Slim
Kevin Harrington Kevin Harrington ... Jim Barlow
Richard Sutherland ... Manning
Ken Radley Ken Radley ... Earl
John Brumpton ... Rex
Cliff Ellen Cliff Ellen ... Gleason
Jim Daly ... Ted
Dom Phelan Dom Phelan ... Ken
Eddie Baroo ... Willy
Tim Hughes Tim Hughes ... Micky Carlin
Ken Connley Ken Connley ... Joseph Carlin
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A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Revenge just rode into town.

Genres:

Thriller | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Privately financed for just $700,000, the film was shot and edited before the producers started touting it around for distribution. See more »

Goofs

Shane was driven to the outskirts of the town, confined in the boot of a car, his mouth duck taped. After he was abandoned, he very quickly and easily removed the duck tape. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shane Cooper: Alice? Have you seen my gun?
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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Black-Eyed Bruiser
Written by Harry Vanda and George Young
Performed by Stevie Wright
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An Australian Western
20 November 2010 | by mike_bruntonSee all my reviews

For quite some time now, amongst the 1000's of movies I have watched, I noticed a certain ennui to my movie watching, as other people have said, this has been done before, most notably in American westerns. The wronged man comes back to reap his vengeance on the evil-doers. If this had been strictly formulaic and badly acted and filmed i would not have seen it all the way through to the ending. However, I was pleasantly entertained, I don't think it was too obvious a plot, it had me guessing for a while. The escaped convict looked suitably elemental and Ryan Kwanten as the young cop on his first bloody day in the outback played it well. Yes, there were some strange parts to the movie, although I just found the inclusion of the wild animal an amusing aside, and not to be taken too seriously. The score was good, the atmosphere was suitably bleak and a lot of it filmed at night to add to the tension. I think people expect too much these days, no this was not Unforgiven, but for a low budget movie out of Australia I thought this was a good remake of the classic revenge western. Certainly worth a viewing if you love westerns, or if you like revenge plots. For a Sunday afternoon, you could do a whole lot worse.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Hill See more »

Filming Locations:

Omeo, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,650, 7 November 2010

Gross USA:

$21,087

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$324,424
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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