Sleeping Dogs

  • 1977
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Political

This was director Donaldson's theatrical film debut and the first film from New Zealand to gain international recognition. The story takes place in the near future when New Zealand comes under extreme right-wing control due to an assassination of democratic leaders. Neill joins a group of freedom fighters trying to save democratic ideals, and Oates is a...read more

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This was director Donaldson's theatrical film debut and the first film from New Zealand to gain international recognition. The story takes place in the near future when New Zealand comes under extreme right-wing control due to an assassination of democratic leaders. Neill joins a group

of freedom fighters trying to save democratic ideals, and Oates is a soldier of fortune hired to do the rebels in. Direction is well paced, and New Zealand backgrounds are used to the fullest; but too many plot points are left unresolved, making the overall impact less powerful.

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  • Released: 1977
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This was director Donaldson's theatrical film debut and the first film from New Zealand to gain international recognition. The story takes place in the near future when New Zealand comes under extreme right-wing control due to an assassination of democrati… (more)

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