Wake in Fright

The story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba, planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, as his one night stretches to five, he 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...

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  • Ted Kotcheff


  • Donald Pleasence
  • Gary Bond
  • Chips Rafferty
  • Sylvia Kay
  • Jack Thompson
  • Peter Whittle
  • Al Thomas
  • John Meillon
  • John Armstrong
  • Slim DeGrey


  • Kenneth Cook
  • Evan Jones

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