Harvest of Hate (1978)

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Australian director Michael Thornill made some good pictures in the 1970s, but this is one of his less inspiring efforts. A made for TV movie, Harvest of Hate draws on the fear around Middle Eastern terrorism prevalent during the of the Seven Days War. Peter, an Indiana Jones type explorer, and Ruth, a witty, beautiful lawyer, happen upon a covert Arabian military installation in the Australian outback. With their plucky sidekick, a comic government official, they struggle to make it back to the city and blow the cover off the operation. It's a movie that engages the worse kind of xenophobia built into an unsophisticated representation of an ethnic other.