Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright (1971)

Have a drink, mate? Have a fight, mate? Have some dust and sweat, mate? There's nothing else out here.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1971-07-21
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 153 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: NLT
  • Production Country: Australia
  • Director:
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From 153 Ratings
7.7 85 96%


Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into his own destruction.

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    Directing Ted Kotcheff Director
    Crew Thom Noble Post Production Supervisor
    Sound John Scott Original Music Composer
    Camera Brian West Director of Photography
    Sound Tim Wellburn Sound Editor
    Editing Anthony Buckley Editor
    Sound Keith Palmer Sound Editor
    Production George Willoughby Producer
    Writing Evan Jones Screenplay
    Camera John R. McLean Camera Operator
    Production John Merrick Casting
    Directing Howard Rubie First Assistant Director
    Production Maurice Singer Associate Producer
    Writing Kenneth Cook Novel
    Production Howard G. Barnes Executive Producer
    Production Bill Harmon Executive Producer
    Production Jill Dempster Casting
    Art Dennis Gentle Production Design
    Sound Hugh Strain Sound Mixer
    Production John Shaw Location Manager
    Sound John Appleton Sound Recordist
    Directing Rita Cavill Continuity
    Crew Vivian Holmes Production Office Assistant
    Production Philip Moylan Production Accountant
    Lighting Tony Tegg Gaffer
    Costume & Make-Up Monica Dawkins Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Robert Hynard Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Ron Williams Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Ron Williams Wardrobe Supervisor