IMDb > Pure S (1975)

Pure S (1975) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
6.0/10   81 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 29% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Pure S on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
7 May 1976 (Australia) See more »
Humour . . . in a black vein See more »
A group of Australian heroin addicts go out and try to score a hit after a friend overdoses. | Add synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The most evil film in the world See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)
Sally McNee ... Blonde Girl with Robot
Doc Smith ... Long Haired Shop Attendant
Russell Kirby ... Shoplifter / TV Interviewee
Kenny Taylor ... Store Detective
Wilhelmena Castricum ... Teddy Bear Thief
Max Gillies ... Dr. Harry Wolf
Anne Hetherington ... Sandy
Tim Robertson ... Detective
Helen Garner ... Jo
Carol Porter ... Gerry
Phil Motherwell ... Ed
Dawn Bensing ... Linda
Gena Brookes ... Keryn the Junky Girl
Stuart Green ... Tap Drinking Man
John Laurie ... John
Gary Waddell ... Lou
Vicki Heal ... Girl on Phone

John Lee ... Man in Beanie
Zoran Vimposhek ... Harry Behind the Door
Bert Deling ... Lygon Street Wanderer
Chrissie Hooper ... Girl in Record Shop
Larry Meltzer ... Record Shop Worker
Mick Duncan ... Mick
Korshed Khan ... Girl in Waiting Room
David 'Doormouse' Shepherd ... Bearded Man
John Tulip ... Himself
Abe Frankel ... Wilson
Willy Kerr ... Willy the Chemist Burglar
Domenico DeClario ... Cop in Chemist Shop
Rod Grayson ... Bearded Man in Chemist
Paul Janson ... John the Party Man
Jenny Keath ... Party Girl
Jane Clifton ... Party Girl
Sandy Mitchell ... Reclining Party Girl
Rosalynne Anderson ... Opium Smelling Party Girl
Wilfred Last ... Toby
Doug Anders ... Bathroom Cleaner
Noel Busby ... Locker Room Cleaner
Henry Maas ... Locker Room Cleaner
Mick Hulse ... Cop
Damien Ahern ... Cop in Laneway
Alison Hill ... Sylvia
John Hooper ... TV Interviewee
Bob Daly ... Orderly
James Williamson ... Orderly (as James 'Shuvus' Williamson)
Jeff Evan ... Patient
Gerald Aarons ... Patient
Terry Jackman ... Wheelchair Patient
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Garner ... TV Interviewer
Greig Pickhaver ... Dealer
Bob Weis ... Curb Crawler

Directed by
Bert Deling 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bert Deling 
Anne Hetherington 
Alison Hill 
John Hooper 
Ricky Kallenda 
John Laurie 
David Shepherd 
John Tulip 
Bob Weis 

Produced by
Bob Weis .... producer
Original Music by
Martin Armiger 
Red Symons 
Cinematography by
Tom Cowan 
Film Editing by
John Scott 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jaems Grant .... assistant director
Sound Department
Greg Bell .... sound designer
Helen Brown .... sound designer
Lloyd Carrick .... sound
Peter Fenton .... post-production sound mix
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Green .... assistant camera
Other crew
Jaems Grant .... continuity

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pure Shit" - Australia (uncensored intended title)
See more »
85 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

'Fairfield' is a reference to the 'Fairlea Women's Prison' in Fairfield, a suburb of Melbourne. It was closed in 1996.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Stir: Tales from the Inside (2005) (V)See more »
The VacuumSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The most evil film in the world, 21 May 2003
Author: armageddonouttahere from Alice Springs

Pure S**t is, in short, pretty crap. However it does has its moments of hilarity, the highlight of the film being the finale at the rehab clinic. The humour of the rest of the film is quite weak, with the exception of just about the worst car-chase scene I have ever seen, which is so crap that it is surprisingly enjoyable. The bulk of Pure S**t really serves only to set the scene for the last act which, excepting the stroke of genius in the naming of the film (a rival perhaps to the entirely anonymously produced "The Best Film in the World"), is the only real reason you would watch this film. The four junkies are comprised of a dopey girl with an annoying voice whose name I cannot remember, John and his girlfriend, and Lou. The director obviously decided that Lou would be the 'complete dickhead', which sets up the film quite well. After the raid on the pharmacy John gets kidnapped by the rehab clinic and the others go to try and rescue him, but acting as a prelude to this finishing tour de force is a scene in which they go to visit one of Lou's friends who is out of mind on I presume coke or speed. He is the 'stupid bloke that runs around naked' and his girlfriend plays the 'cleaning freak' and it is only at this point that the bad acting (which I doubt is intentional) plays out its advantage and the whole point of Lou becomes apparent - he is of course the twat that plays out all the stupidity; It is not really posible to convey the screwball humour of it in writing but it revolves from this point around Dr Woolf who is the hilarious gimp in charge of the rehab programme. It is not black humour, as is suggested by other reviews - dark-ish stuff, but the morons who dubbed it the "most evil film in the world" are essentially of the same ilk that would praise the film as a masterpiece. This it is not - it would be worth seeing if it came out on video, but this seems like a gradually dying possibility.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (5 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
24 Hour Party People More Permanent Midnight Candy Dogs in Space
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Drama section IMDb Australia section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.