Mad Dog Morgan
- 1 hr 39 min
Mad Dog Morgan is an 1976 Australian film inspired by the life of British convict Dan Morgan as portrayed within the book "Morgan the Bold Bushranger." After Morgan witnesses the slaughter of Chinese individuals within the goldfields, he decides to be a robber, only to be arrested and sentenced to six years of imprisonment in Australia. During these six years, Morgan is abused and sexually assaulted by the prison staff before finally receiving parole. After receiving his parole, Morgan becomes a bushranger, a highway robber that skulks within the bush country of Australia's wilderness, where he makes friends with an aborigine named Billy. As Morgan gains more of a reputation, he comes into more contact with the no-nonsense Superintent Cobham, much to the detriment of himself and the few people he considers to be his friends. Mad Dog Morgan is 99 minutes in length and features the acting talents of Jack Thompson and Dennis Hopper as the eponymous Mad Dog Morgan. Philippe Mora served as both the writer and director of this film. British Empire Films distributes the film from Australia, while Troma Films owns the distribution rights throughout the United States of America.