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form y separately published work icon The Last of the Knucklemen single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers , 1973 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 The Last of the Knucklemen
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The Last of the Knucklemen tells the story of a gang of wild-cat miners living in a camp in outback South Australia. They swear, brawl, gamble, and drink heavily. Central to the story is the conflict between Tarzan, the authoritarian group leader, and cocky, wisecracking, loud-mouth Pansy. This results in a bare-knuckle punch-up at the film's climax.


  • The trailer for this film is available to watch via YouTube: (Sighted: 31/8/2012)

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  • Far North South Australia, South Australia,
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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