TURKEY SHOOT
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TURKEY SHOOT

OZPLOITATION
Thu
7
Thu 7 Mar 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
91 Mins
March
Thu 7 Mar

1982 DCP|AUS | D: Brian Trenchard-Smith 
 
Undoubtably one of the most notorious Australian films ever made, Turkey Shoot has attracted both wildly positive and negative reactions over the years. 

In the totalitarian near future, ‘social deviants’ are sent to prison camps for re-education and behaviour modification. The new arrivals at Camp 47 are Chris Walters (Olivia Hussey), a shopkeeper accused of helping a rebel; Rita Daniels (Lynda Stoner), a suspected sex worker; and Paul Anders (Steve Railsback), a dissident who has escaped from several other camps. 

After suffering brutal treatment at the hands of Camp Master Charles Thatcher (Michael Craig) and his chief enforcer, Ritter (Roger Ward), the prisoners accept a deadly deal: they will be human prey in a ‘turkey shoot’ Thatcher has organised for Secretary Mallory (Noel Ferrier) and VIPs Jennifer (Carmen Duncan) and Tito (Michael Petrovich). If they can evade the heavily armed guests in the surrounding jungle until sundown, Chris, Rita and Paul will be set free. As the ‘turkey shoot’ progresses, the prisoners turn the tables on the hunters.  
 
'Turkey Shoot is many things; imitable it is not’ – The Guardian 

This film is part of our Ozploitation series. Wild, unpredictable filmmaking full of explosions and stunts.  
March
Thu 7 Mar

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601