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Back of Beyond (1995)

A garage mechanic out in the middle of the outback gets involved with the girl friend of a jewel smuggler who is on the run.

Director:

Michael Robertson

Writers:

Richard J. Sawyer (original story), Paul Leadon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Mercurio ... Tom McGregor
Colin Friels ... Connor
John Polson ... Nick
Dee Smart Dee Smart ... Charlie
Bob Maza Bob Maza ... Gilbert
Terry Serio ... Lucky Dave
Rebekah Elmaloglou ... Susan MacGregor
Aaron Wilton ... Ned
Amy Miller-Porter Amy Miller-Porter ... Rosie
Glenda Linscott ... Mary Margaret
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Storyline

Following the death of his sister Susan, garage owner Tom McGregor becomes a recluse in his Outback home. Years later, Tom is disturbed by the arrival of a gang of thugs trying to stash some stolen diamonds, whose car had broken down. The thugs are led by Connor, a psychopath, and things begin to turn nasty when Connor's girlfriend Charlie begins to become attracted to Tom. But things are not what they seem... Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexual assault | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Tom McGregor: [at gunpoint] It never pays to shoot the mechanic, mate.
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Hard Love
Written by Paul Kelly
Performed by Vika Bull and Linda Bull as Vika & Linda
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near the outdoor toilet
15 February 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Pointless boring film with charismatic Mercurio completely wasted. Released for a minute on a Thursday in maybe one local cinema and avoided by the entire population of Sydney except me and four others BACK OF BEYOND is a project seemingly created by a producer looking for a fee. Local actors like John Polson and Terry Serio deserve better (well Polson has morphed into a Director of lame thrillers like SWIMFAN and HIDE AND SEEK) and Terry Serio seems never to get a guernsey apart from thug roles. But Paul Mercurio should have become one of Australia's greatest exports on screen. Roles like this are major disappointments and films like this are just a waste of talent and time.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1995 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Back of Beyond See more »

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Budget:

AUD4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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