Watch Wake in Fright
"Have a drink, mate? Have a fight, mate? Have some dust and sweat, mate? There's nothing else out here."
- 1 hr 49 min
Wake in Fright is a 1971 thriller directed by Ted Kotcheff. It stars Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence and Chips Rafferty. The movie is a joint Australian-American production. It is based on a Kenneth Cook novel of the same name. It is a low budget movie made for $800,000. The story centers on a young schoolteacher who is stranded in a sinister outback Australian town. The film is also known under the title Outback. For years Wake in Fright was referred to as the great lost film in Australian movie making. It now referred to as a seminal film of the Australian New Wave.