Red Hill

November 5, 2010 0 By Fans
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A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.5/10 (3,859 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Patrick Hughes

Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis

A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.


Ryan Kwanten

Shane Cooper

Steve Bisley

Old Bill

Tommy Lewis

Jimmy Conway

(as Tom E. Lewis)

Claire van der Boom

Alice Cooper

Christopher Davis


Kevin Harrington

Jim Barlow

Richard Sutherland


Ken Radley


John Brumpton


Cliff Ellen


Jim Daly


Dom Phelan


Eddie Baroo


Tim Hughes

Micky Carlin

Ken Connley

Joseph Carlin

Revenge just rode into town.


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Release Date: 5 November 2010

Filming Locations: Omeo, Victoria, Australia

Opening Weekend: $8,650
(7 November 2010)
(5 Screens)

Gross: $20,960
(16 January 2011)

Technical Specs



Audio/visual unsynchronized:
When Billy shoots his rifle in the air by the burning hay barn, the gunshots make a sound as if the bullets are ricocheting off of something. But when you shoot in the air, there is nothing to ricochet off of.


[first lines]

Shane Cooper:
Alice? Have you seen my gun?

User Review

Superior crime-thriller from Australia

Rating: 8/10

Red Hill could best be described as an Australian take on the American
Western. It centres on a young policeman who moves to a remote town to
work with the local police department. The town is immediately laid
under siege by an escaped Aboriginal convict who appears to have a
grudge against the local police officers and their lackeys. Dark
secrets from the past are gradually revealed.

This is a very well put together film. Cinematography, music and acting
are all of a very high calibre. Ryan Kwanten is particularly good as
the young policeman with insecurities and fears of his own; Kwanten
makes for a very likable lead and injects some moments of humour into
the suspenseful narrative. Tommy Lewis is also highly memorable as
Jimmy Conway, the silent escaped convict with grimly burned face. The
Australian landscape is captured nicely and the score compliments
proceedings well.

It has to be said that the storyline is a little predictable. There
isn't really anything overly new here. But this is not a significant
problem as it really is a very well put together film. It's a solid
thriller, and along with Wolf Creek proves that the Australian film
industry is more than capable of delivering superior product in this
genre. This one is well worth your time.