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Cut Snake (2014)

R | | Thriller | January 2015 (USA)
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An ex-convict is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. But his new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic former cell mate arrives in town.


Tony Ayres


Blake Ayshford (screenplay)
13 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sullivan Stapleton ... Pommie
Alex Russell ... Sparra Farrell
Jessica De Gouw ... Paula
Megan Holloway Megan Holloway ... Yvonne
Kerry Walker ... Mrs. Farrell
Robert Morgan ... Duck
Paul Moder Paul Moder ... Carl
Jim Russell Jim Russell ... Neil
Catherine Larcey ... May
Richard Anastasios Richard Anastasios ... Wayne
Graham Jahne Graham Jahne ... Len
Syd Brisbane ... Ben
Luke Elliot ... Bruce
Brett Swain ... Boss
Jack Daye Jack Daye ... Nightclub Drag Artist


Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), an ex-convict who is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and even becomes engaged but the prospect of this new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic cell mate Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down upon his own release. Sparra finds himself enigmatically drawn back toward a world and a man that he was certain he had wanted to leave behind. Written by monterey media

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You can hide from your past, but you can never escape it.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Alex Russells father is a surgeon, who assisted on an operation on the real life person for whom Russell's character Sparra Farrell is based upon. See more »


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Don't hide the twist
16 September 2015 | by mnaseefSee all my reviews

I saw this premier last night and their was discussion on not revealing the twist and I wont for the sake of this review but I think its a bad idea not to reveal the twist. I think it'll make more money by revealing it. If its left as surprise it comes across more as a reflection on the actors ability to quickly change character as opposed to steeping in from the beginning that these characters can and do exist in the way they are despite their difference. It also seems clunky then and without integrity to appear suddenly different to the point that after that twist is established the movie is finished and resolved. The cinematography was very good and it really did have great features. Once scene in the Chinese restaurant didn't quote cut it for me though. Still overall collaboratively it presented round and beautiful to watch.

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January 2015 (USA) See more »

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