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: 7.6/10 from 73 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Group W
  • Production Country: Australia
  • Director:
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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
Production George Willoughby Producer
Camera Brian West Director of Photography
Editing Anthony Buckley Editor
Production Maurice Singer Associate Producer
Writing Evan Jones Screenplay
Writing Kenneth Cook Novel
Production Howard G. Barnes Executive Producer
Production Bill Harmon Executive Producer
Production Jill Dempster Casting
Production John Merrick Casting
Art Dennis Gentle Art Direction
Art Dennis Gentle Production Design
Sound John Scott Original Music Composer