Backroads (1977)

Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Road Movie  |   Release Date - Jun 27, 1977 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Prominent Australian Aboriginal activist Gary Foley plays a leading role in Backroads. Foley is cast as an Aborigine who links up with boorish, racist Bill Hunter. A wanted criminal, Hunter drags Foley down to his level. Disaster results, with the Aborigine bearing the brunt of the worst life has to offer. Running a scant 61 minutes, Backroads makes its point with the brutal sharpness of a slap.




Aborigine, accomplice [criminal], criminal, cross-cultural-relations, racism