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Wake in Fright 

A young schoolteacher finds himself marooned in a small mining town in the outback, where a string of dangerous events render him a broken, desperate man.
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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sean Keenan ...  John Grant 2 episodes, 2017
Alex Dimitriades ...  Doc Tydon 2 episodes, 2017
Caren Pistorius ...  Janette Hynes 2 episodes, 2017
Gary Sweet ...  Tim Hynes 2 episodes, 2017
Robyn Malcolm ...  Ursula Hynes 2 episodes, 2017
Anna Samson ...  Mick Jaffries 2 episodes, 2017
Lee Jones ...  Joe Jaffries 2 episodes, 2017
Jada Alberts ...  Sandy Fanshawe 2 episodes, 2017
David Wenham ...  Jock Crawford 2 episodes, 2017
Di Adams ...  Joyce 2 episodes, 2017
Fayssal Bazzi ...  Donald 2 episodes, 2017
Elissa Burke Elissa Burke ...  Maisy 2 episodes, 2017
Randall Dart Randall Dart ...  Vic Killen 2 episodes, 2017
Alan Dukes ...  Wayne 2 episodes, 2017
Hannah Fredericksen ...  Robyn 2 episodes, 2017
Gregory J. Fryer Gregory J. Fryer ...  Thomas 2 episodes, 2017
Sonya Giesekam Sonya Giesekam ...  Robyn's Mum 2 episodes, 2017
Jason Lee Hansen Jason Lee Hansen ...  Charlie 2 episodes, 2017
Muriel Hunter Muriel Hunter ...  Indigenous Girl 2 episodes, 2017
Andrew David James Andrew David James ...  Tattooed Barman 2 episodes, 2017
John MacLeod John MacLeod ...  Elderly Man 2 episodes, 2017
Andrew McGregor Andrew McGregor ...  Yindee Barman 2 episodes, 2017
Paula Nazarski Paula Nazarski ...  Bea 2 episodes, 2017
Iziah Nean Iziah Nean ...  Lucas 2 episodes, 2017
James Parbery James Parbery ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 2017
Josephine Peter Josephine Peter ...  Elderly Woman 2 episodes, 2017
Jerome Pride ...  Small Driver 2 episodes, 2017
Heath Williams Heath Williams ...  Lifesaver 2 episodes, 2017
Philip Partridge ...  Luke 2 episodes, 2017
Jesse Rowles Jesse Rowles ...  Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Hunter Stratton Boland ...  Lizard Boy (uncredited) 2 episodes, 2017
Christopher Tauro Christopher Tauro ...  Two Up Controller 2 episodes, 2017
Matthew Vandenbergh Matthew Vandenbergh ...  Two Up Controller 2 episodes, 2017
Timothy James Cooper Timothy James Cooper ...  RSL Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Michael Grant Michael Grant ...  RSL Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Tomo Jovanovic Tomo Jovanovic ...  RSL Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Dale McGuffin Dale McGuffin ...  RSL Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Joseph O'Connor Joseph O'Connor ...  RSL Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Stuart Rawe Stuart Rawe ...  RSL Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Glen Robinson ...  RSL Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Ben Sullivan Ben Sullivan ...  RSL Worker 2 episodes, 2017
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This new adaptation of Kenneth Cook's classic Australian novel will tell the story of John Grant, a young schoolteacher who descends into his own personal nightmare after being stranded in the small outback mining town of Bundanyabba. Provocative, morally complex and brilliantly realized, Wake In Fright is guaranteed to stay with viewers long into the night and - possibly - for years to come. Written by AnonymousB

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He's stranded in a place far from home. No money... no friends... no way out. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Remake of Wake in Fright (1971) See more »

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Dear God. One episode was enough, thanks.
15 October 2017 | by skwimagesSee all my reviews

As usual, casting and directing by Aussie filmmakers is excellent.

But watching one episode of this was about as fun as being stabbed repeatedly in the throat .

I found it so incredibly depressing on every single level that I couldn't recommend it in any way for any reason, you know?

It was just so dark and so horrible.

Don't put this stuff in your head if you can help it.

Also :: strongly recommend people in alcoholism or recovery don't watch !!! Massive trigger warnings !!


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8 October 2017 (Australia) See more »

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