Mad Dog Morgan (Umbrella) (1976)

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Released 12-Jan-2009
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Set in gold rush-era Victoria, and based on a true story, this violent, rollicking portrayal of infamous Irish outlaw Dan Morgan (a bravura performance from an intense Dennis Hopper - Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now)is a classic of Australia's 70 cinema re naissance.

A prospector who turns to crime and opium after failng at gold mining, Dan Morgan spends six brutal years in prison before terrorising country Victoria with a young Aboriginal, David Gulpilil (Walkabout, The Tracker). Having escaped into NSW, the bushranger and his accomplice easily dodge the police and mercilessly intimidate the wealthy land owners; but wracked by madness and a lust to avenge an earlier attack from an irate squatter, the notorious Mad Dog makes a perilous journey back into Victoria.

Combining an all-star cast, including Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter and John Hargreaves, with a brilliant Dennis Hopper - who called the role one of his "great life experiences" - director Philippe Mora (Communion) creates one of the great period action dramas.
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Dennis Hopper
Jack Thompson
David Gulpilil
Frank Thring
Michael Pate
Wallas Eaton
Bill Hunter
John Hargreaves
Martin Harris
Robin Ramsay
Graeme Blundell
Gregory Apps
Directed by
Philippe Mora
Patrick Flynn
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 1976 98:43 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 2.30:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Audio Commentary-With Director, Philippe Mora, Featurette-Behind The Scenes-To Shoot A Mad Dog, Interviews-Cast-That's Our Mad Dog - A Conversation with Dennis Hopper , Interviews-Crew-Radio Interview with Philippe Mora, Additional Footage-Mad Dog Morgan Film Excerpts, DVD-ROM Extras-DVD-Rom - Mad Dog Morgan Screenplay, DVD-ROM Extras-Mad Dog Morgan Original Program, Gallery-Photo-63 Images, Teaser Trailer-Umbrella Trailers
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