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Razorback
Razorback movie duran duran
film credits
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Produced by Hal McElroy
Written by Peter Brennan (novel)
Everett De Roche
Starring Gregory Harrison
Arkie Whiteley
Bill Kerr
Judy Morris
Music by Iva Davies
Editing by William M. Anderson
Released 2 November 1984
Running Time 95 minutes
featuring music by Duran Duran

Razorback is an Australian film released in 1984, directed by Russell Mulcahy. The film features "New Moon on Monday" by Duran Duran.

About the film Edit

The film is based on Peter Brennan's novel about a gigantic wild boar terrorising the Australian outback, killing and devouring people. The plot involves Jake Cullen caring for his grandson in the Australian outback, when a massive Razorback boar attacks him, destroying his house and killing his grandson. He is accused of murder and his dignity is destroyed.

Russell Mulcahy directed the film, who also directed various Duran Duran music videos in the early 1980s.

Cast Edit

  • Gregory Harrison - Carl Winters
  • Arkie Whiteley - Sarah Cameron
  • Bill Kerr - Jake Cullen
  • Chris Haywood - Benny Baker
  • David Arque - Dicko Baker
  • Judy Morris - Beth Winters
  • John Howard - Danny
  • John Ewart - Turner
  • Don Smith - Wallace
  • Mervyn Drake - Andy
  • Redmond Philips - Magistrate
  • Alan Becher - Counsel (as Alan Beecher)
  • Peter Scharz - Lawyer (as Peter Schwartz)
  • Beth Child - Louise Cullen
  • Rick Kennedy - Farmer

Soundtrack Edit

1. "Blue Eyes"

  • Written and composed by Sir Elton John and Gary Osborne

2. "New Moon on Monday"

3. "Reckless (Don't Be So)"

  • Written by James Reyne

DVD release Edit

Razorback was released in Australia by Umbrella Entertainment on 21 September 2005. It was presented in 2.40:1 Widescreen, and included a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack and the original 2.0 Soundtrack. Special Features include a 70 minute Featurette "Jaws On Trotters", an Audio featurette Interview with actor Gregory Harrison, 4 deleted scenes from the VHS Release with extra gore, a gallery, an Original Theatrical Trailer, plus two extra trailers for Roadgames and The Chain Reaction.

The UK release contains a 5.1 DTS track, Biographies, Still Gallery and a 25 minute featurette that contains interviews with several production crew.

On August 4 2009 Razorback will finally be given a US release by Warner Home Video due to overwhelming popular demand from fans under the "Warner Archive Collection" series banner. The DVD contains just the movie with no special features. The DVD also features a 16x9 letterbox format.

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