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Razorback

A razorback is a particularly nasty species of feral pig, vicious and brainless, which is found in Australia's outback. Production involves a giant of the species which runs amok with spectacular abandon.

With:
Gregory Harrison Arkie Whiteley Bill Kerr Chris Haywood David Argue Judy Morris

A razorback is a particularly nasty species of feral pig, vicious and brainless, which is found in Australia’s outback. Production involves a giant of the species which runs amok with spectacular abandon.

Screenplay by Everett De Roche, an experienced writer of thrillers, from a book by Peter Brennan, starts with a bang: Jake Cullen (Bill Kerr) is minding his grandchild in his isolated homestead when the place is attacked by the unseen porker who wounds the old man and disappears with the infant.

The distraught granddad is brought to trial for killing the kid, but acquitted, and he becomes obsessed with getting the giant beast.

Enter Judy Morris who plays an American TV journalist who arrives in this remote spot to do a story on the slaughter of the kangaroos.

She becomes the next victim of the razorback. But her husband, Carl (Gregory Harrison), doesn’t believe she fell down a mine shaft, the story put out by the locals.

The plot may be a bit familiar, but Razorback is no quickie: it’s an extremely handsome production, beautifully shot by Dean Semler.

Razorback

Australia

Production: McElroy & McElroy. Director Russell Mulcahy; Producer Hal McElroy; Screenplay Everett De Roche; Camera Dean Semler; Editor Bill Anderson; Music Iva Davies; Art Director Bryce Walmsley

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 94 MIN.

With: Gregory Harrison Arkie Whiteley Bill Kerr Chris Haywood David Argue Judy Morris

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