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Dead End Drive-In Details

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The premise in this actioner (set in the 1990s, which probably seemed futuristic at this time) is that the world's economy has hit the skids and in Australia, street punks are looting cars for their spare parts. In order to control the mobs of roaming gangs, the Aussie government rounds them up and stashes them in prison camps. When Crabs (Ned Manning) takes his girlfriend Carmen (Natalie McCurry) out to a drive-in movie on a date he does not realize he has just pulled into one of these prisons. In no time at all his tires have been stolen and he sees that he's been trapped. The rest of the action (spliced with humor) involves Crabs fending for himself and trying to finds a way out. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:August 22, 1986

Cast

Ned Manning
as Crabs
Natalie McCurry
as Carmen
Peter Whitford
as Thompson
Brett Climo
as Don
Ollie Hall
as Frank
Lyn Collingwood
as Fay
David Gibson
as Dave
Gandhi MacIntyre
as Indian
Elspeth Ballantyne
as Mrs. Pascoe
Alfred Bell
as Geordie
Terry Camilleri
as Lofty
Max Cullen
as The pensioner
Murray Fahey
as Mickey
John Frawley
as Sir Oswald
John Godden
as Ockie
David Jones
as TV newsreader
Alan McQueen
as 2nd Cop at Accident
Brian Moore
as Oil Company man
Graham Rouse
as Bellamy
Jeremy Shadlow
as Jeff
Ron Sinclair
as News reporter
Desiree Smith
as Tracey
Ken Snodgrass
as 1st Cop at Accident
George Spartels
as Con
John Thompson
as Snitch
Wilbur Wilde
as Hazza
Terry Camilleri
as Lofty
John Thompson
as Snitch
David Gibson
as Dave
Desiree Smith
as Tracey
Alan McQueen
as 2nd Cop at Accident
Brian Moore
as Oil Company man
David Jones
as TV newsreader
Ken Snodgrass
as 1st Cop at Accident
John Godden
as Ockie
Jeremy Shadlow
as Jeff
John Frawley
as Sir Oswald
Ron Sinclair
as News reporter
Murray Fahey
as Mickey
Max Cullen
as The pensioner
George Spartels
as Con
Gandhi MacIntyre
as Indian
Alfred Bell
as Geordie
Elspeth Ballantyne
as Mrs. Pascoe
Graham Rouse
as Bellamy

Crew

Brian Trenchard-Smith
Director
Damien Parer
Producer
Peter Smalley
Screenwriter
Frank Strangio
Composer (Music Score)
Nicholas McCallum
Art Director
Tony Szeto
Stunts
Guy Norris
Stunts
Peter Carey
Short Story Author
Lloyd James
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