Red Hill

Synopsis: A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.
Genre: Thriller, Western
Director(s): Patrick Hughes
Production: Strand Releasing
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min


Have you seen my gun?


Thought I had packed it with the photos.



Is everything okay?

I'm okay.

Come on Sweetie, come here.

What happened?

Was it cramps?

I'm just scared.

Yeah, I know.

Everything's okay though, right?


You couldn't find it?

No, I don't have

time to look.

I'm sure the Inspector

will understand.

I hope so.

Are you nervous?


Kinda feels like my first day.

I'm sure you will

a very good impression.

I should go.

I love you.

Me too.

You are not taking the car?

Well, you might want to go into town.

I can walk.

You can waddle.

Do you even know where you're going?

No idea.

Good morning. I'm Richard Morecroft

with national and regional news.

We've just received news that there's

been a large explosion...

at Western Bay Maximum Security Prison.

The residents of the area were awoken

around 8 AM...

for what's being described as

a large booming sound.


I was just...

That's okay.

Constable Shane Cooper

reporting for duty.

Sergeant Jim Barlow.

Old Bill said you would be coming by.

So did you just get into town?

Uh yeah, late last night.

How was your drive?

Well, it would have been quicker if my wife

didn't have to pee every two minutes.

What? She's got some sort of bladder problem?

No, no, she's pregnant.

Oh, that's great.

It's horseshit and you know it.


Don't say that.

Hey, Manning...

Don't bother me, Barlow.

I'm late.

Manning, come here,

there's someone I want you to meet.

This is Shane Cooper. The new guy.

He's having marriage difficulties.

So is the Inspector in here or...

No, Old Bill's at Town Hall this morning.

He wanted me to send you there.

Well, you gonna tell me where it is? Or...

Oh jeez, I'm sorry...

Gonna have to get used

to having a city boy around.

You go back to the main road

and turn right.

You go up the hill,

pass the information center...

Information Center?

Oh yeah, you can't miss it,

There's a historical exhibit

on the front window.


Oh, Shane?

You won't tell Old Bill

I was sleeping, will you?

Not unless you tell him

I was late.

Oh, you guys know there's a horse

loose in the parking lot?

Yeah, that's our Betsy. She lives here.

Of course she does.

I often wonder what

this town would of been like...

back when it was thriving.

When it had a sense

of purpose and pride.

And since that time

we've had the logger shut down,

the sewing mill abandoned,

and crops reduced to dust,

and the high country...

riped off for a national reserve.

Well, it turns out fitly...

the Martha here suggests that

we rub the last scrap of business...

out of this godforsaken town.

That is not the point, Bill,

and you know it!

Instead of living in the past...

this city ought to be looking

towards new revenue streams.

You're not suggesting we host

a food and wine festival, are you?

Our forefathers didn't sacrifice

their blood, sweat, and tears...

so that a bunch of wankers

could come here and sip f***ing Pinot!

For those who want to destroy this town,

they better deal with me first...

cause I'm not going down without a fight!

Where's your gun, Constable?



Look, I arrived late last night...

I had a house full of boxes...

Why didn't you unpack it?

Sir, I didn't know where it was.

So you lost it?

No sir, I just didn't have time to find it.

If you knew where it was,

you would have unpacked it.


You know that losing a police issued

firearm is a serious offense?

I'd be happy to report

the firearm is formally missing,

if you fell that it's required, sir.

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