Brutal, uncompromising and stunning Wake in Fright tells is the story of a young teacher, John Grant, who arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, on this one hot night in Bundanyabba, Grant decides to go into a smoky, crowded pub...

However, one night stretches to five, in which he discovers gambling, ruins himself financially and plunges headlong toward his own destruction.

When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left...

Film Info

0 min 31 sec Duration
  • Posted: November 08, 2009
  • Director: Ted Kotcheff
  • Writer: Evan Jones
  • Studio: United Artists
  • Release: October 10, 1971
  • Cast: Chips Rafferty, Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond

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