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Throwback (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2014 (Australia)
Two treasure hunters, a park ranger and an unhinged ex-cop tangle with a Yowie, the Australian Bigfoot, deep in the jungles of Far North Queensland.


Travis Bain


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Cast overview:
Shawn Brack Shawn Brack ... Jack
Anthony Ring Anthony Ring ... Kent
Melanie Serafin Melanie Serafin ... Rhiannon
Vernon Wells ... Detective McNab
Warren Clements Warren Clements ... The Yowie
Andy Bramble Andy Bramble ... 'Thunderclap' Newman


Two modern-day treasure hunters go searching for the lost gold of a legendary 1800s outlaw in the remote jungles of Far North Queensland, Australia. But instead of riches, they find a different kind of legend: a ferocious Australian monster known as a Yowie, Australia's answer to Bigfoot, and a savage battle for survival ensues. Thrown into the mix is a park ranger named Rhiannon and a burnt-out ex-homicide detective named McNab. Travis Bain's second feature is a fast-paced, suspenseful adventure/horror movie that pays tribute to B monster movies of yesteryear, ranging from 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' to 'The Legend of Boggy Creek' to John Carpenter's masterpiece 'The Thing', with a healthy dose of 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' thrown in as well. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Biest lebt! See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairns, Queensland, Australia


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AUD 4,000 (estimated)
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Sapphire Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not bad at all
31 January 2017 | by orland_lSee all my reviews

If you've grown tired of most of the crap that comes out of Hollyweird, you have to give this a flick a try. I must admit to really liking B movies. There are some good ones out there, and "Throwback" is one of them. Will you see millions of dollars in special effects? NO. Snobby actors who are just looking for a payday? NO. What you do get though, are some good actors, good writing and good directing. The location was an excellent choice and they did a good job in how they presented the monster. AND also unlike Hollywood, the ending was good. The main actor and the writer/director have another collaboration coming out soon, and I am looking forward to it as well.

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