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: 7.5/10 from 118 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: NLT
  • Production Country: Australia
  • Director:
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From 118 Ratings


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.

Wake in Fright Trailer

  • Gary Bond

    as John Grant
  • Donald Pleasence

    as Doc Tydon
  • Chips Rafferty

    as Jock Crawford
  • Sylvia Kay

    as Janette Hynes
  • Jack Thompson

    as Dick
  • Peter Whittle

    as Joe
  • Al Thomas

    as Tim Hynes
  • John Meillon

    as Charlie
  • John Armstrong

    as Atkins
  • Slim DeGrey

    as Jarvis
  • Maggie Dence

    as Receptionist
  • Norm Erskine

    as Joe The Cook
  • Owen Moase

    as First Controller
  • John Dalleen

    as Second Controller
  • Buster Fiddess

    as Charlie Jones
  • Tex Foote

    as Stubbs
  • Colin Hughes

    as Stockman
  • Jacko Jackson

    as Van Driver
  • Nancy Knudsen

    as Robyn
  • Dawn Lake

    as Joyce
  • Harry Lawrence

    as Higgins
  • Robert McDarra

    as Pig Eyes
  • Carlo Manchini

    as Poker Player
  • Liam Reynolds

    as Miner
  • Nelson

    as The Fighting Kangaroo
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 Wardrobe Supervisor