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Backlash (1986 film)

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Director  Bill Bennett
Screenplay  Bill Bennett, Brian Syron
Language  English
6.1/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Running time  1h 29m
Country  Australia
Backlash (1986 film) movie poster
Release date  1986 (Australia) 26 March 1987 (United States)
Writer  Bill Bennett, Brian Syron
Initial release  August 14, 1987 (Australia)
Music director  Michael Atkinson, Michael Spicer
Cast  Gia Carides (Nikki Iceton), David Argue (Trevor Darling), Brian Syron (The Executioner), Jennifer Cluff (Waitress), Lydia Miller (Kath)
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Backlash is a 1986 Australian film directed by Bill Bennett.


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Police officers Trevor Darling (David Argue) and Nikki Iceton (Gia Carides) escort a young Aboriginal woman Kath (Lydia Miller) to the New South Wales outback to stand trial. After getting stranded in the desert a bond grows between them. By the time they are rescued, both Nikki and Trevor believe Kath is innocent.


  • David Argue as Trevor Darling
  • Gia Carides as Nikki Iceton
  • Lydia Miller as Kath
  • Brian Syron as The Executioner
  • Production

    Bill Bennett had raised $175,000 from the BBC and ABC to make a documentary about black tracker Jimmy James but was reluctant to proceed. He came up with the idea for the film and wondered if he could use the money to make a feature. Bennett got approval from the tax department and most investors to do this, with J C Williamson Ltd stepping in for the BBC and ABC. The final $50,000 of the budget came from Bennett himself.

    Bennett wanted to add some levity in the material and so cast David Argue, who had impressed him on stage. He was impressed by Gia Carides' improvisational skills in theatresports and cast her to act alongside him. Nurse Lydia Miller rounded out the main cast.

    During filming out near Broken Hill Bennett often clashed with David Argue, who quit a week before shooting ended. However he came back and completed the film.

    Much of the dialogue was improvised by the actors on location.


    Bennett won 2 awards at the 1987 Cognac Festival du Film Policier for the film. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.

    Bennett later claimed it was one of the most profitable films he had made.


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