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Walkabout (1971) Movie Information

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Nicolas Roeg


Jenny Agutter
Luc Roeg
David Gulpilil
John Meillon
Robert McDarra
Peter Carver





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Chris Kavan 08/22/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Beautiful - simple - pure. It's a very loose film, but Nicolas Roeg knows how to capture a moment - placement of the camera creates the scene. Be warned, animal-loving friends may object to the hunting scenes, but this is the Outback after all.

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Allison 03/18/2008 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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Excellent film where Nicholas Roeg was working out his ideas that would later appear in Bad Timing (1980) once he mastered them.

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08/20/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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While Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, and David Gulpilil deliver a acceptable performances, the movie itself is far from even 'good'. Set in Australia, this small drama struggles to keep itself together. I know I'm even going against what Ebert has said. But this film is very unimpressive.

A teenage girl and her younger brother are stranded, almost killed, by their psychopath father. They must learn to cope with the wild in the Australian outback in order to survive. They meet an aborigine who helps them along their journey.

The film makers (very) loosely based the film off of a book. Nicolas Roeg, the director has even come out and said they really didn't have a plan, they just filmed whatever they saw. And it shows. The film looks like it was patched together with 90 mi...

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