WAKE IN FRIGHT

Director Ted Kotcheff
Year 1971
Starring Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond and Chips Rafferty
Rating R
Run Time 114min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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"IT LEFT ME SPEECHLESS." -Martin Scorsese

"THE BEST AND MOST TERRIFYING FILM ABOUT AUSTRALIA IN EXISTENCE." -Nick Cave

Awe-inspiring, brutal and stunning, Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant (Gary Bond), a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough Australian outback mining town of Bundanyabba, planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left.

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