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Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

Australia in the 1850s. Irishman Daniel Morgan (Dennis Hopper), like hundreds of other ex-patriots from the British Isles, has come to seek his fortune (There is a gold rush going on, and Morgan wants to strike it rich).

As fate would have it, Morgan soon finds himself on the other side of the law, broke and desperate, and a single act of highway robbery gets him 12 years of hard labour.

While in prison, he is systematically abused and, upon his release, Morgan vows revenge on those who wronged him.

With the help of an aborigine named Billy (David Gulpilil) and a growing legend of audacity, Morgan soon becomes a hero. The locals love him, while the wealthy and powerful fear his influence. They want this outlaw dead or alive and will stop at nothing to see that their sense of justice is done.

But Morgan only wants those to pay for the crimes they have committed, to recognise that he wasn’t always a bushranger and that it was society that turned him.

Based on a true story.

Daniel ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan
Dennis Hopper
Detective Manwaring
Jack Thompson
Billy
David Gulpilil
Superintendent Cobham
Frank Thring
Superintendent Winch
Michael Pate
Macpherson
Wallas Eaton
Sergeant Smith
Bill Hunter
Baylis
John Hargreaves
Wendlan
Martin Harris
Roget
Robin Ramsay
Italian Jack
Graeme Blundell

Director
Philippe Mora

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