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Wake in Fright: Miniseries (2017)




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John Grant is returning to Sydney after a year teaching at a one-classroom school in the Outback. Shortly after hitting the road, he collides with a kangaroo, and finds himself marooned in a small mining town, awaiting repairs on his car. With little to do but drink beer, John is seduced into a raucous, illegal game of two-up. After a short, exhilarating winning streak, he loses everything, which triggers a dangerous series of events that render John a broken and desperate man.


Sean P. Keenan
as John Grant
David Wenham
as Sergeant Jock Crawford
Di Adams
as Joyce
Gary Sweet
as Tim Hynes
Caren Pistorius
as Janette Hynes
Robyn Malcolm
as Ursula Hynes
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Critic Reviews for Wake in Fright: Miniseries

All Critics (4)

There's really very little that's gained by updating the story to present day and no matter how good the performances and attractive the cinematography, it doesn't really justify its own existence.

October 15, 2018 | Full Review…

David Wenham is terrific.

February 13, 2018 | Full Review…

[Sean] Keenan doesn't reinvent or reinterpret the character, that's for sure, though he was obviously never intended to.

November 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I cannot find fault with it in tone, aesthetics or general fidelity.

October 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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