Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mad Dog Morgan.

I was watching the documentary film Not Quite Hollywood, about Aussie exploitation films in the 70's. One of the films mentioned was none other than Mad Dog Morgan, featuring Dennis Hopper at his drug-addled, booze guzzling best. The movie was recently re-released by Troma films, and it looks pretty sweet. Here's a little back story courtesy of IMDB.

In the autumn of 1865 the unique and notorious desperado, bushranger Dan Morgan, crossed the Murray River from New South Wales into Victoria to do battle with the law for the last time. What happened has been a secret for over 100 years. And so it should have been, if only to save face for the corrupt and hated colonial establishment of the day. This then is the fascinating tale, told for the first time, of the romantic and extraordinary villain they called Mad Dog Morgan.

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