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DEAD END DRIVE-IN (M)

Australia, 1986 (MIFF 2008, Focus on Ozploitation )

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith

DEAD END DRIVE-IN (M)

"There is topless nudity aplenty - shower shots, dressing shots, undressing shots - anything and everything the hormones of a raging horror/sci-fi fan could long for." - DVD Verdict

Faced with a growing number of unemployed teenagers, the Australian government has started locking them up in a drive-in cinema where they are fed a diet of junk food, beer and all night movies. Cars have been converted into dwellings and a punk suburbia has emerged.

Lauded by Quentin Tarantino as the go-to guy for Aussie action films (and most pointedly homaged in Death Proof), filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith (Turkey Shoot, MIFF 08) conjures up a destructive automotive wasteland in this 80s Ozploitation classic. Sparks fly in frenetic high-speed chases, outrageous stunts and explosive shoot-outs.

Based on a short story by Peter Carey.


D Brian Trenchard-Smith P Damien Parer, Andrew Williams S Peter Smalley TD 35mm/1986/88mins

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