Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
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Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine's Day, 1900. Widely (and incorrectly) regarded as being based on a true story, the movie follows those that disappeared, and those that stayed behind, but it delights in the asking of questions, not the answering of them.
Australia's First International Hit! [Video Australia]
Title: Picnic At Hanging Rock
Release Date: November , 1976
Runtime: 115 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Languages: English, French
IMDB Rating: 7.7
Buried.com Rating: 8.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: PG
Rachel Roberts ...Mrs. Appleyard
Vivean Gray ...Miss McCraw
Helen Morse ...Mlle. de Poitiers
Kirsty Child ...Miss Lumley
Tony Llewellyn Jones ...Tom (as Anthony Llewellyn-Jones)
Jacki Weaver ...Minnie
Frank Gunnell ...Mr. Whitehead
Anne Louise Lambert ...Miranda (as Anne Lambert)
Karen Robson ...Irma
Jane Vallis ...Marion
Christine Schuler ...Edith
Margaret Nelson ...Sara
Ingrid Mason ...Rosamund
Jenny Lovell ...Blanche
Janet Murray ...Juliana
Vivienne Graves ...Pupil
Angela Bencini ...Pupil
Melinda Cardwell ...Pupil
Annabel Powrie ...Pupil
Amanda White ...Pupil
Lindy O'Connell ...Pupil
Verity Smith ...Pupil
Deborah Mullins ...Pupil
Sue Jamieson ...Pupil
Bernadette Bencini ...Pupil
Barbara Lloyd ...Pupil
Wyn Roberts ...Sgt. Bumpher
Kay Taylor ...Mrs. Bumpher
Garry McDonald ...Const. Jones
Martin Vaughan ...Ben Hussey
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A. John Graves
Picnic At Hanging Rock Horror Film Trailer 1
"Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
More Movie Taglines:
- Australia's First International Hit! [Video Australia]
- On St. Valentine's Day in 1900 a party of schoolgirls set out to picnic at Hanging Rock. ...Some were never to return.
- A recollection of evil
- Miranda: What we see and what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream.
Marion: A surprising number of human beings are without purpose, though it is probable that they are performing some function unknown to themselves.
Miranda: Everything begins and ends at the exactly right time and place.
Irma: Waiting a million years, just for us.
Irma: Sara reminds me of a little deer Papa brought home once. I looked after it, but it died. Mama always said it was doomed.
- The cast and crew traveled to Adelaide, co-incidentally arrived on February 14th - St. Valentine's Day, the day on which in 1900, the action starts in both the book and film.
The role of Mrs. Appleyard was originally taken by Vivien Merchant. While traveling to Australia, Merchant became ill in Hong Kong, and Rachel Roberts took over the role at a few days notice.
Despite many reports to the contrary, this movie is not based on a true story.
Anne-Louise Lambert was originally passed over the role of Miranda in favor of another actress. But a week later, a call from director Peter Weir said that "the other girl was too big" and the part was given to Lambert.
Jenny Lovell took on the role of Blanche with some objections from her mother, producer Patricia Lovell, who worried that it would appear as if Jenny had gotten the part in the film because of her mother's connections.
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Rating: 8.7 out of 10.0 - 66 votes cast total