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December 13, 2008 10:03 AM   Subscribe

Outback: Have a drink, mate? Have a fight mate? Have a taste of dust and sweat, mate? There's nothing else out here Wake in Fright Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 NFSW, including scenes of an actual kangaroo cull.

Set in the distant outback of New South Wales, John Grant is a school teacher at a remote one teacher school. He has just commenced his six week summer vacation and intends to make a short train trip to Bundanyabba (the Yabba to the locals) from where he will catch a flight to Sydney. His plans come unstuck as he ends up gambling his entire holiday pay cheque on a game of "two up". For non-Australian readers, two-up is a simple game of chance involving the tossing of two coins. The outcome for Grant is ultimately a disaster as his life slowly but inevitably unravels.

Based on the book by Kenneth Cook.
posted by KokuRyu (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The Part 3 link is not correct, FYI; should be Part 3.
posted by crapmatic at 10:56 AM on December 13, 2008

Not that I don't appreciate the post but can anyone clue me in as to why people continue to upload movies in many multiple parts to Youtube when they could just post one file on Google Video?
posted by well_balanced at 11:12 AM on December 13, 2008 [3 favorites]

I prefer whale slaughter
posted by mattoxic at 1:54 PM on December 13, 2008

What a delightfully disturbing story.
posted by robtf3 at 5:15 PM on December 13, 2008

Fantastic.. I've never had the opportunity to see this.
posted by strawberryviagra at 2:45 AM on December 14, 2008

The book, though very slim, is every bit as disturbing and unsettling as the film. If this is your thing, you will probably also enjoy Bloodhouse by the same author.
posted by flabdablet at 5:24 AM on December 14, 2008

Thanks KokuRyu, I didn't realise this was so rare. Well worth watching again, I've seen it on TV a couple of times. I totally √ the 'WTF happened last light' moment. To my mind it gives the movie its 'Wake in Fright' title. That said, this is a terrible medium to experience this movie, rare or not. I understand that you can't see it anywhere else, unless you have another source but do (people viewing it ONLY from this post) appreciate how good this movie is, I think not. I know favorites and comments are not supposed to be regarded as quality but… this is a great film and it deserves better.
posted by tellurian at 6:10 AM on December 15, 2008

This film is clearly inaccurate, there is not a single scene involving fried onions.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:14 AM on December 15, 2008

You're right. As Comic Book Guy says above, YouTube is entirely the wrong format to view this movie, while Google Video is just perfect.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:31 AM on December 15, 2008

As Comic Book Guy says above
Is there a Google Video? My searches lead back to YouTube.
posted by tellurian at 2:34 PM on December 15, 2008

I haven't found a Google Video, but you just might find a torrent at Demonoid.
posted by flabdablet at 6:19 PM on December 17, 2008

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