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* AmbiguouslyBi: Doc Tydon.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Doc Tydon. He and John have an AlmostKiss while drunk.

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* KickTheDog: John killing the baby koala during the hunt.


* TwistedChristmas: The movie begins at Christmas.

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* TwistedChristmas: The movie begins at Christmas.Christmas and takes place over the Christmas holidays.
* YankTheDogsChain: TheMovie. It begins with a single example: John wants to escape teaching by betting his remaining money on the coin toss game. He tosses the coin and ''succeeds''...but then has to do it again because he didn't throw the coin correctly. This time he loses, and so begins the spiral that continues the film.

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* TwistedChristmas: The movie begins at Christmas.


* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Fed up with the town and its inhabitants, and unable to take the train out of there, John instead decides he has to leave through any means necessary to go on an audious journey through the Outback, mostly on foot and staying alive by hunting for food. He eventually happens upon a truck stop, and manages to score a lift with a truck driver who he assumes is heading for Sydney. It turns out he misunderstood the man, who actually ends up returning John returning to The Yabba instead.]]

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Fed up with the town and its inhabitants, and unable to take the train out of there, John instead decides he has to leave through any means necessary to go necessary, and goes on an audious journey through the Outback, mostly on foot and staying alive by hunting for food. He eventually happens upon a truck stop, and manages to score a lift with a truck driver who he assumes is heading for Sydney. It turns out he misunderstood the man, who actually ends up returning John returning to The Yabba instead.]]


John Grant (Gary Bond) is a middle-class school teacher from UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} who is forced to teach in a remote Australian Outback outpost to pay off tertiary education. It is the Christmas holidays and John is traveling to Sydney to visit his girlfriend Robyn, but must first travel through the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as “The Yabba”) in order to catch a Sydney-bound flight.

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John Grant (Gary Bond) is a middle-class school teacher from UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} who is forced to teach in a remote Australian Outback outpost to pay off tertiary education. It is the Christmas holidays and John is traveling to Sydney to visit his girlfriend Robyn, but must first travel through the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as “The Yabba”) "The Yabba") in order to catch a Sydney-bound flight.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Grant finally manages to get out of the Yabba, but not before being corrupted by the town, and implied to have become an alcoholic by the end.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Grant finally manages to get out of the Yabba, and makes peace with Doc, but not before being corrupted by the town, and implied to have become an a traumatized alcoholic by the end.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Grant by the end. [[BlungedSuicide He fails, though.]]]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Grant by the end. [[BlungedSuicide [[BungledSuicide He fails, though.]]]]


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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Fed up with the town and its inhabitants, and unable to take the train out of there, John instead decides he has to leave through any means necessary to go on an audious journey through the Outback, mostly on foot and staying alive by hunting for food. He eventually happens upon a truck stop, and manages to score a lift with a truck driver who he assumes is heading for Sydney. It turns out he misunderstood the man, who actually ends up returning John returning to The Yabba instead.]]


At "The Yabba", Grant encounters several of the locals including a policeman, Jock Crawford (Chips Rafferty), who encourages Grant to consume repeated glasses of beer before introducing him to the local obsession with the gambling game of two-up. Hoping to win enough money to pay off his tertiary education and escape the outback, Grant at first has a winning streak playing two-up but then loses all his cash. Unable now to leave "The Yabba", Grant finds himself dependent on the charity of bullying strangers while being drawn into the crude and hard-drinking lifestyle of the town's residents. In particular, Grant's drawn to Doc Tydon (Creator/DonaldPleasence), a disgraced Sydney doctor with an unnerving personality.

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At "The Yabba", Grant encounters several of the locals including a policeman, Jock Crawford (Chips Rafferty), who encourages Grant to consume repeated glasses of beer before introducing him to the local obsession with the gambling game of two-up. Hoping to win enough money to pay off his tertiary education and escape the outback, Grant at first has a winning streak playing two-up but then loses all his cash. Unable now to leave "The Yabba", Grant finds himself dependent on the charity of bullying strangers while being drawn into the crude and hard-drinking lifestyle of the town's eccentric but sinister residents. In particular, Grant's drawn to Doc Clarence "Doc" Tydon (Creator/DonaldPleasence), a disgraced Sydney doctor with an unnerving personality.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Grant finally manages to get out of the Yabba, but not before being corrupted by the town, and implied to have become an alcoholic by the end.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Grant [[spoiler:Grant finally manages to get out of the Yabba, but not before being corrupted by the town, and implied to have become an alcoholic by the end.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Grant by the end. He fails, though.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Grant by the end. [[BlungedSuicide He fails, though.]]]]]]


''Wake in Fright'', also known as ''Outback'', is a 1971 Australian PsychologicalThriller[=/=]PsychologicalHorror film based on the 1961 book of the same name by Kenneth Cook.

John Grant (Gary Bond) is a middle-class school teacher from Sydney who is forced to teach in a remote Australian Outback outpost to pay off tertiary education. It is the Christmas holidays and John is traveling to Sydney to visit his girlfriend Robyn, but must first travel through the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as “The Yabba”) in order to catch a Sydney-bound flight.

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''Wake in Fright'', also known as ''Outback'', is a 1971 Australian PsychologicalThriller[=/=]PsychologicalHorror film [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on on]] the 1961 book novel of the same name by Kenneth Cook.

John Grant (Gary Bond) is a middle-class school teacher from Sydney UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} who is forced to teach in a remote Australian Outback outpost to pay off tertiary education. It is the Christmas holidays and John is traveling to Sydney to visit his girlfriend Robyn, but must first travel through the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as “The Yabba”) in order to catch a Sydney-bound flight.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Doc is one of the only educated people in the Yabba and he initially seems like a kindred spirit to Grant. It doesn't take much to bring out his sadistic side, though, and alcohol only notches it UpToEleven.


''Wake in Fright'', also known as ''Outback'', is a 1971 Australian PsychologicalThriller[=/=]PsychologicalHorror film based on the book of the same name by Kenneth Cook.

John Grant (Gary Bond) is a middle class school teacher from Sydney who is forced to teach in a remote Australian Outback outpost to pay off tertiary education. It is the Christmas holidays and John is traveling to Sydney to visit his girlfriend but must first travel through the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as “The Yabba”) in order to catch a Sydney-bound flight.

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''Wake in Fright'', also known as ''Outback'', is a 1971 Australian PsychologicalThriller[=/=]PsychologicalHorror film based on the 1961 book of the same name by Kenneth Cook.

John Grant (Gary Bond) is a middle class middle-class school teacher from Sydney who is forced to teach in a remote Australian Outback outpost to pay off tertiary education. It is the Christmas holidays and John is traveling to Sydney to visit his girlfriend Robyn, but must first travel through the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as “The Yabba”) in order to catch a Sydney-bound flight.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Grant by the end. He fails though.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Grant by the end. He fails fails, though.]]


John Grant (Gary Bond) is a middle class school teacher from Sydney who is forced to teach in a remote Australian Outback outpost to pay off tertiary education. It is the Christmas holidays and John is traveling to Sydney to visit his girl friend but must first travel through the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as “The Yabba”) in order to catch a Sydney-bound flight.

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John Grant (Gary Bond) is a middle class school teacher from Sydney who is forced to teach in a remote Australian Outback outpost to pay off tertiary education. It is the Christmas holidays and John is traveling to Sydney to visit his girl friend girlfriend but must first travel through the nearby mining town of Bundanyabba (known as “The Yabba”) in order to catch a Sydney-bound flight.


''Wake in Fright'', also known as ''Outback'', is a 1971 Australian PsychologicalHorror film based on the book of the same name by Kenneth Cook.

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''Wake in Fright'', also known as ''Outback'', is a 1971 Australian PsychologicalHorror PsychologicalThriller[=/=]PsychologicalHorror film based on the book of the same name by Kenneth Cook.



* TheAlcoholic: Everybody

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* TheAlcoholic: EverybodyEverybody.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: There's no fighting, and there's no monsters, but Grant gradually starts adopting the locals' habits, despite his opinion that they're beneath him.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: There's no fighting, and there's no monsters, but Grant gradually starts adopting the locals' habits, despite his opinion that they're beneath him.


!!''Wake in Fright'' provides examples of:

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!!''Wake !!''May you dream of the devil and trope in Fright'' provides examples of:fright'':


* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Ruthlessly averted. The film features a violent kangaroo hunt about halfway through, and there's some controversy over whether the kangaroos were actually killed for the movie, or whether the filmmakers merely shot footage of a professional cull.

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* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Ruthlessly ''Ruthlessly'' averted. The film features a violent kangaroo hunt about halfway through, and there's some controversy over whether the kangaroos were actually killed for the movie, or whether the filmmakers merely shot footage of a professional cull.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: John Grant finally manages to get out of the Yabba, but not before being corrupted by the town, and implied to have become an alcoholic by the end.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: John Grant finally manages to get out of the Yabba, but not before being corrupted by the town, and implied to have become an alcoholic by the end.]]

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