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Summer City
Summer City
Actors: John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley, Mel Gibson, James Elliott
Director: Christopher Fraser
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2003     1hr 23min

Mel Gibson's film debut is a low-budget Australian beach movie with a heart of darkness (an alternate title is Coast of Terror). Set in the 1950s, the film follows the exploits of four youths on a holiday road trip that ta...  more »

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Actors: John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley, Mel Gibson, James Elliott
Director: Christopher Fraser
Creators: Phillip Avalon, Jerry Marek, David Stiven, Allan Slutzkin
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/12/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

1973 filming
Megan | Maryland | 05/25/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The plot of the story was, i admit, enticing and well thought out. However, the film quality is horrible. Mel Gibson himself stated that he wished the film never saw daylight. It's a cheap flick you can find in bargain bins for a buck fifty, i know, thats where i got mine. The only reason it's part of my collection is because im a die hard and dedicated mel fan...thats it. You can't get through the entire movie without turning it off...the sound is horrible, and the picture is very unclear. Very low grade flick."
The best debut I've ever seen
Dan Heinrich | bp,mn,us | 08/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A very interesting movie and great acting for a debut film, if you can get past the very odd camera angles and ocasional dumb old joke this is a worth while great film Mel Gibson all the way"