Dead End Drive-In

Dead End Drive-In

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith Cast: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2016
UPC: 0760137891192
Original Release: 1986
Source: Arrow Video
Time: 1:28:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ned Manning Crabs
Natalie McCurry Carmen
Peter Whitford Thompson
Brett Climo Don
Ollie Hall Frank
Sandy Lillingston Beth
Lyn Collingwood Fay
Nikki McWatters Shirl
Melissa Davis Narelle
Margi di Ferranti Jill
David Gibson Dave
Bill Lyal Cop at Drive-In
Gandhi MacIntyre Indian
John Patterson 1st Punk
Garry Weston Cop at Drive-In
Elspeth Ballantyne Mrs. Pascoe
Alfred Bell Geordie
Terry Camilleri Lofty
Max Cullen The pensioner
Murray Fahey Mickey
Bernadette Foster Momma
John Frawley Sir Oswald
John Godden Ockie
David Jones TV newsreader
Alan McQueen 2nd Cop at Accident
Brian Moore Oil Company man
Graham Rouse Bellamy
Jeremy Shadlow Jeff
Ron Sinclair News reporter
Desiree Smith Tracey
Ken Snodgrass 1st Cop at Accident
George Spartels Con
John Thompson Snitch
Wilbur Wilde Hazza

Technical Credits
Brian Trenchard-Smith Director
Lawrence Eastwood Production Designer
Anthony James Costumes/Costume Designer
Lloyd James Makeup
Alan Lake Editor
Nicholas McCallum Art Director
Paul Murphy Cinematographer
Guy Norris Stunts
Damien Parer Producer
Peter Smalley Screenwriter
Lee Smith Editor
Frank Strangio Score Composer
Tony Szeto Stunts
Andrew Williams Producer

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Dead End Drive-In 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found it very interesting and amusing that someone came up with this slick, original idea for a story.A boy takes his date to the drive-in for a fun time. he has the choice to pay $10.00 if he is employed, or a lesser price if he's out of work. He chooses to be cheap, lie about his employment statis and sets himself up to be stranded at this futuristic consentration camp which is occupied by the wayword and the depressed.It seems to me the directer wanted to stress how fragile our world became because of the dependency of the almighty buck. Who knows? maybe this movie( way out there as it is )is a statement and maybe we should be carefull about how far we should let our greed go.I recommend this mid-80ish import. A lot of fun as well as some humor as well.