Deathcheaters PG

A man with his back to camera stands in a doorway to a building facing another man in a white suit who is pointing a gun at him.
15 April
Arc Cinema
$12 / $10 or 5 film season pass $50 / $40
Dir: Brian Trenchard-Smith, PG, Australia, 1976, 93mins, DCP,

Deathcheaters is an action-adventure film directed by famed Ozploitation auteur Brian Trenchard-Smith and starring John Hargreaves and Grant Page.

Steve (Hargreaves) and Rodney (Page) are two ex-Vietnam commandos who perform stunts on television. They are hired by the Australian Government to raid the island stronghold of a Filipino racketeer and secure papers from his safe. But first, they must complete their training...

Directed by Trenchard-Smith after his kung-fu classic The Man From Hong Kong (1975) and shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale (Mad Max: Fury Road), the film firmly established Grant Page as Australia’s leading stunt icon.

‘There’s fun-filled adventure full of raw stunt action, hot babes, cool cars and plenty of laughs’  Street Machine

‘Nobody in their right minds would do it again, not with real actors today, not even with stuntmen. Unmissable!’ – Urban Cinefile 

  This film is held in the NFSA collection.


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