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    Senior Member Country: England markrgv's Avatar
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    Can't remember the name of this Aussie film. I think it was made in the seventies and is about a couple who go on holiday to a beach and do bad things to the environment and wildlife.

    I know it's a strange film - but one with a message, and has a bit of a cult following.
    Keep meaning to find out if it's available on dvd...

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    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
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    Definitely Long Weekend ..... there's also a remake.

    link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1098356/

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    Brilliant film, "The Long Weekend", still on Amazon.Amazon.co.uk: the long weekend

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    This film has a vaguely related theme - kind of Nature gone wild:

    The Last Wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Must admit that I didn't know that there had been a remake. The reviews for it on Amazon are not on the whole positive as the main characters are not likable, which is how I remember the original film to be honest. How important is it to like the characters in a film ? after all we don't like everyone we meet in real life, do we?

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    Senior Member Country: England markrgv's Avatar
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    Thanks all - yes The Long Weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul kersey View Post
    The reviews for it on Amazon are not on the whole positive as the main characters are not likable, which is how I remember the original film to be honest. How important is it to like the characters in a film ? after all we don't like everyone we meet in real life, do we?
    Yes that's how i remember it - that the man is not very nice (can't remember about his wife). But that's his character - and there are plenty of real life people like that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrgv View Post
    Thanks all - yes The Long Weekend
    Starring my favourite Australian actor, John Hargreaves; an excellent actor, who died tragically young.....
    and Briony Behets, a very popular actress here in the 1970s, still working although I haven't seen her myself for along time.
    Fans of "Prisoner" will recall her as Susan Rice.

    (BTW it's Long Weekend, not The Long Weekend.)
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