The Last Wave

Synopsis: A Sydney lawyer has more to worry about than higher-than-average rainfall when he is called upon to defend five Aboriginals in court. Determined to break their silence and discover the truth behind the hidden society he suspects lives in his city, the Lawyer is drawn further, and more intimately, into a prophesy that threatens a new Armageddon, wherein all the continent shall drown.
Director(s): Peter Weir
Production: Cowboy Pictures
  4 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

[Bird Squawking]

[Deep Rumbling]

[Kids Chattering, Indistinct]

[Chattering In Native Dialect]

- [Thunder Rumbling]

- [Giggling]

- [Chattering Continues]

- [Baby Crying]

[Thunder Continues]

[Kids Shouting]

[Goat Bleating]

[Thunder Rumbling]

[Shouting, Bleating Continue]

My turn next!


There's no clouds.

There's no clouds, miss.

[Chattering, Laughing]

[Bell Ringing]


Quickly, children. Inside now!

- [Ringing Continues]

- [Dog Barking]

Melanie? Melanie.



Children, come on!

Get inside!

[Shouting Continues]

[Goat Bleating]

Come on. Come on.

Everybody sit down now.

[Shouting Continues]

Sit down!

All right.

Sit down and calm down!

Everybody, calm down!

Get down!

[Shouting, Chattering Continue]

Wayne, stop that screaming.

We are witnessing nature at work.

As we all know, it never rains

in November. Karl, will you get down!

[Banging On Roof]

- [Banging Continues]

- [Window Shatters]

- Sh*t!

- Away from the window!

[Children Screaming]

- [Bleating]

- [Banging Continues]


[Car Horn Honks]

[Man Singing In Italian]

- Good night, Guido.

- Oh, Mr. Burton.

Mr. Burton. Sorry.

Sorry. I almost forgot.

I have a surprise for Mrs. Burton.

Annie will be delighted.

- I grow it in my garden.

- Yes?

- Yeah.

- Well, I've never seen a yellower pepper.

- Thank you. Thank you.

- Thanks.

[Singing Continues]

[Speaking In Italian]

[Man Shouting Back In Italian]

[Car Horns Honking]

Listen, will you get this

bloody thing out of the way?

- [Arguing Continues, Indistinct]

- What are you doing?

- Hey, move it!

- Move the bloody thing!

What do you think this is, bush week?

You can't park here.

Open the door! Door!

[Horn Honking Continues]

Man Chattering, Indistinct]


During the last 24 hours.

Following a freak thunderstorm,

hail hit the desert town

of Milawee in Central Australia...

the first ever recorded

fall of hail in the region.

Weather experts say

the situation is being caused...

by an unusually widespread

low pressure drop...

moving up from the southern

polar ice...

[Car Door Closes]

[Footsteps Approaching]

- Hello, Daddy!

- Hello, Sophie!

Oh, what a nice surprise.

- It was so wet today, we couldn't go out to play at school.

- Oh, really?

[Low Chattering, Indistinct]

Nice and sweet.

Tell us about school, Sophie.

Oh, yes, um, we started

painting windows today.

- Painting windows?

- Mm-hmm.


What windows?

[Chattering Continues]

- Very dark.

- And when the sun shines through, we got all these different colors.

- That should be pretty.

- Darling, Andrew asked us to dinner on Wednesday.

I know.

Betty phoned me this morning.

Mmm. She did?

- Yes.

- Doesn't trust me anymore.

Well, after last time...

Grace, darling, will you,

will you let Daddy by, please?

What's the matter?


Oh, my God!

- [Both Giggling]

- It's raining!

[Annie] Children, up here at once!

Come on, out of that wet!

Come on. Come on! Hurry!

- Oh!

- Who left these taps on?

- Did you children leave these taps on?

- [Both] No.

Well, they don't go on

by themselves.

Come on. Out, out, out.

Take off those wet things.

I'll get something to help clean it up.

God, the carpet!

[Girls Chattering]

[Water Draining]

[Thunder Rumbling]

- Was Grace out of bed again?

- Mm-hmm.

- [Yells]

- Dave?

- Wh-What's the matter?

What's happened? - Mmm?

It was a dream.

Just a dream, darling.

It's all right.


Grace, chop's ready now!

[Humming Continues]

Here you are, Sophie.

It says, " Make it mullet

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Peter Weir

Peter Lindsay Weir, AM ( WEER; born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. He was a leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970–1990), with films such as the mystery drama Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the supernatural thriller The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981). The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production The Year of Living Dangerously (1983). After the success of The Year of Living Dangerously, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films covering most genres—many of them major box office hits—including Academy Award-nominated films such as the thriller Witness (1985), the drama Dead Poets Society (1989), the romantic comedy Green Card (1990), the social science fiction comedy-drama The Truman Show (1998) and the epic historical drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). For his work on these five films, Weir personally accrued six Academy Award nominations as either a director, writer or producer. Since 2003, Weir's productivity has sharply declined, having directed only one subsequent feature, the critically successful but financial flop The Way Back (2010). more…

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