Arthur wakes up in a quiet country town after a car accident. The mayor takes care of him, but Arthur senses that things are not right. The town’s feral youth take over the streets at night in souped-up cars. And Arthur discovers he is not allowed to leave. Peter Weir’s first feature film.
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Odd little Australian film that has an intriguing premise, but is far to slow to live up to its potential as a cult classic. Plenty of weird moments - particularly the gory and surreal ending - but it lacks the energy to make things interesting along the way.
A tremendously strong and creative debut feature from some one who would become one of Australia and America's biggest talents. A dark sense of humor mixed with some really neat costume and car designs all fitting into a bizarr-o western theme. I can totally see where Edgar Wright got the main inspiration for Hot Fuzz from...