MAD DOG MORGAN

  • Color
  • 1976
  • 102 min
  • Dolby Digital Sound

Directed by Philippe Mora
Starring Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Bill Hunter

Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet) stars as Dan Morgan, the infamous real-life 1800’s outlaw, an Irish immigrant working as a gold digger in the treacherous Australian brush.  When his comrades reject him, Morgan resorts to stealing horses, and is caught and sentenced to jail.  After years of abuse and brutality, Morgan is released, and falls back into his outlaw ways.  Soon Morgan is wanted at any price, dead or alive, setting the backdrop for this intense and riveting thriller.  “An excellent early example of the Australian revival, this is a pacy, violent bushranger saga.” – Time Out Film Guide.  Mad Dog Morgan was a worldwide theatrical hit in 1977, and was nominated by the Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Director (Philippe Mora) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bill Hunter).  The film also stars Australian stars Jack Thompson (Breaker Morant, The Assassination of Richard Nixon) and David Gulpilil (Walkabout, Crocodile Dundee).

“Australia’s moviemaking breakthrough!”

- The Entertainer

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