Set in gold rush-era Victoria, and based on a true story, this violent, rollicking portrayal of infamous Irish outlaw Dan Morgan (Dennis Hopper) is a classic of Australia’s 70s cinema renaissance.
A prospector who turns to crime and opium after failing at gold mining, Dan Morgan spends six brutal years in prison before terrorising country Victoria with a young Aboriginal, David Gulpilil (Walkabout). Having escaped into NSW, the bushranger and his accomplice easily dodge the police and mercilessly intimidate the wealthy land owners; but wracked by madness and a lust to avenge an earlier attack from an irate squatter, the notorious Mad Dog makes a perilous journey back into Victoria.
Dennis Hopper called the role one of his great life experiences - director Philippe Mora (Communion) creates one of the great period action dramas.
Genre: Crime / Action / Drama
Director: Philippe Mora
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil
Extras: That's Our Mad Dog" - A conversation With Dennis Hopper and Phillipe Mora.
Audio Commentary by Director Philippe Mora
Radio Interview from 1976. Philippe Mora talks about Mad Dog Morgan
Mad Dog Morgan script PDF
Mad Dog Morgan programme - PDF
Mad Dog Morgan Film Excerpts x 16
Audio Format: 2.0 Stereo Dolby Digital