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The Tracker (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Western | 8 August 2002 (Australia)
It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »

Director:

Rolf de Heer

Writer:

Rolf de Heer
16 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
David Gulpilil ... The Tracker
Gary Sweet ... The Fanatic
Damon Gameau ... The Follower
Grant Page ... The Veteran
Noel Wilton Noel Wilton ... The Fugitive
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Storyline

It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of capturing him with the help of an experienced Native Australian (The Tracker). So they start their quest in the outback, not knowing that their inner wrestles against and for racism will be more dangerous that the actual hunting for the accused. Written by Bruno Benton

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1922, somewhere in Australia...Some men lead, others follow. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Cyan Films | Madman Entertainment | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Maori

Release Date:

8 August 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

El rastro See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,993, 19 January 2004

Gross USA:

$55,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$672,495
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The shoot took place in the heart of the South Australian outback at Arkaroola, a private wildlife sanctuary in wild semi-desert country, located in the northern part of the Flinders Ranges, about 130 kilometers east of Leigh Creek, a country town also located in South Australia's Flinders Ranges. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Tracker: About half a day ahead, boss, and he's gettin' tired.
The Fanatic: Tell me when it gets to dark. Come on. Keep going.
The Tracker: Okay, boss. Like this?
[mock running and galloping]
The Tracker: We'll catch him quick.
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A surprise
14 January 2003 | by uhuraSee all my reviews

I stumbled onto this movie during the Palm Springs International Film Festival. When I noticed folks lined up outside the theatre an hour before the movie, I thought I'd join them. What a surprise! The haunting closeups and aerial views of Australia's outback serve to intensify the interactions of the characters. The music can, and does, appear overpowering at times, but along with an ocasionally inserted "painting", helps dramatize aborigine culture, a key to the film's intent. If you're tired of the usual american formulaic movie, but aren't into the hassle of reading subtitles, this may be for you.


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