Sleeping Dogs

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Noteworthy mainly for its rarity (at the time) as a New Zealand feature, and for a brief cameo as a US military 'adviser' by Warren Oates, this formulary political action-thriller rests on a less than intriguing paradox: to emphasise the realism and spectacle of his tale of a totalitarian government beefing up its power through anti- terrorist legislation (and devoting most of its energies to hunting a back-to-nature innocent), Donaldson enlists and prominently displays the cooperation of no less than the NZ Air Force. Subversive, eh?

By: PT

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roger Donaldson
Screenwriter: Ian Mune, Arthur Baysting
Cast: Sam Neill
Warren Oates
Bernard Kearns
Nevan Rowe
Ian Mune
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