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The Roger Donaldson Collection: Sleeping Dogs & Smash Palace (1977)

Cast: Sam Neill, Sam Neill, Bernard Kearns, more...
Director: Roger Donaldson, Roger Donaldson
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment, Anchor Bay
Genre: Foreign, Political Thriller, Australia & New Zealand
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Synopsis
Director Roger Donaldson's directorial debut was also a breakthrough film for New Zealand filmmakers, being the first film from New Zealand to open in the United States. Sam Neill stars as a man named Smith who lives in a near future of economic collapse in New Zealand. Smith is a husband who discovers that his wife has been having an affair. Unable to deal with it, he decides to move out and live by himself. But the precarious political chaos in New Zealand has created a right wing backlash, with repressive government forces murdering opponents to the government's policies. Smith finds himself joining a group of freedom fighters that sets out to preserve democracy. Opposing Smith and the freedom fighters are the government thugs and an apolitical soldier of fortune named Willoughby (Warren Oates). ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide

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The Roger Donaldson Collection: Sleeping Dogs (1977)
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