Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged inside a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

Writer:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Jarratt ... Mick Taylor
Cassandra Magrath ... Liz Hunter
Kestie Morassi ... Kristy Earl
Nathan Phillips ... Ben Mitchell
Gordon Poole Gordon Poole ... Old Man
Guy O'Donnell ... Car Salesman
Phil Stevenson Phil Stevenson ... Mechanic
Geoff Revell Geoff Revell ... Petrol Attendant
Andy McPhee ... Bazza
Aaron Sterns Aaron Sterns ... Bazza's Mate
Michael Moody Michael Moody ... Bazza's Old Mate
Andrew Reimer Andrew Reimer ... Flashback Dad
Vicki Reimer Vicki Reimer ... Flashback Mum
Isabella Reimer Isabella Reimer ... Flashback Girl
David Rock David Rock ... Irish Backpacker
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Storyline

Three backpackers travel into the Australian Outback only to find themselves stranded at Wolf Creek crater. Once there, they are encountered by a bushman, Mick Taylor, who offers them a ride back to his place. Little do the three know that their adventure into the Outback would be a complete nightmare after the backpackers find a way to escape.

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How can you be found when no-one knows you're missing? See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong gruesome violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Feature film debut of Teresa Palmer. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 15 mins) The movie is set in August 1999, however, a Euro note and an 'Elizabeth Fry' five pound note are pinned on the wall in Mick's hideout. Euros and Elizabeth Fry fivers did not come into circulation until 2002. See more »

Quotes

Liz Hunter: Thanks again for helping us out.
Mick Taylor: No worries.
Liz Hunter: Obviously it would be great to get going as soon as possible.
Mick Taylor: No worries.
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Crazy Credits

The producers would like to thank ... the people of Hawker, Port Augusta, Flinders Ranges and South Australia, ... Frank, Marie and the entire Mclean family See more »

Alternate Versions

The German DVD is available in both a FSK 18 release and a FSK 16 release with 7 minutes of cuts. See more »


Soundtracks

Sunshine
(1999)
Written by Ben Nash (as B. Nash)
Performed by 78 Saab
(Ivy League Music/Mushroom Music Publishing)
Courtesy of Ivy League Records/Slanted Recordings
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This is a very good horror fest.
20 May 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

There is a subtlety about this movie, that makes it so chilling, and so very real. It's a style of storytelling that seems to have been lost in recent years, with so much emphasis on gore and shock, that the story gets lost. Wolf Creek is chilling, believable, and even though at tines you know what's coming next, you cannot help but sit uncomfortably in your seat. The acting is great all round, very sincere, and the location work is of course fantastic.

It put me off wanting a trip to the Aussie outback, so it made an impact. I joke of course, but this is a truly classic horror movie. 7/10


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Official Sites:

Darclight Films | Kojo

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

25 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolf Creek See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,805,754, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$16,188,180

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,894,796
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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