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Long Weekend (2008)

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A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.

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Jamie Blanks
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Credited cast:
Jim Caviezel ... Peter
Claudia Karvan ... Carla
Star Star ... Cricket
John Brumpton ... Old Timer
Roger Ward ... Truckie
Lara Robinson ... Girl in Car
Gordon Waddell ... Campervan man
Jude Beaumont Jude Beaumont ... Campervan woman
Gary McMillan Gary McMillan ... Pool Player
Everett De Roche Everett De Roche ... Barfly
Christopher Brown ... Radio Voice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Taylor ... Bartender
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Storyline

Peter and Carla have a wasted marriage and constant friction. Peter buys expensive camping gear and, despite the protests of Carla, insists they travel with their dog Cricket to camp on the isolated Moondah Beach in the North Coast with his friend Luke and his girlfriend during the rainy holiday. Peter stops in a pub at the Eggleston Hotel and leaves a message for Luke with the owner of the pub. When Peter takes what he believes to be shortcut to the beach, he gets lost and the couple spends the night sleeping in their SUV. The next morning, Peter organizes the campsite and their intrusion into and abuse of the natural environment begins. During the two days, the couple's relationship deteriorates while the nature avenges the bad treatment the couple has inflicted upon it. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Mother nature has a dark side. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some disturbing violent images and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This Australian movie remake did not get a theatrical release in Australia unlike the original Long Weekend (1978). See more »

Goofs

They say they are going to the North Coast, we presume Victoria, as they start in Melbourne. But they pass a sign "last fuel before Tathra", which is on the NSW South Coast. See more »

Connections

References Storm Warning (2007) See more »

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Re-Make
16 July 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

When I watched this movie at a festival in Germany (Fantasy Filmfest Nights) I wasn't aware of the fact, that this was a Remake. Unfortunately I haven't watched the Original up to this point, but really want to do so. Especially after being told by many viewers, that the original movie is a subtler option to this version of the subject matter.

Jim Caviezel is a really good actor and he plays it pretty straight here. While he has to do some pretty disgusting and despicable things, you still feel for him (most of the time). And that's why I quite liked the movie (plus it's premise of course, which some people might find more suitable than M. Nights Happening).

While the title might be irritating to some (you could suspect a teen comedy after all), this dark thriller has quit some punches (also visually), that try to hammer the message into your head ... When I get to watch the original, I will know if is a decent approach or not.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nature's Grave See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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