The Cars That Ate Paris

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Cars That Ate Paris (1974, AUS) is a cult classic Horror-Comedy film directed by Peter Weir


Main Details

  • Released in 1974 | Color
  • Running time: 91 minutes | 74 minutes (US cut)
  • Production Co: Salt Pan Films | Royce Smeal Film Productions
  • Distribution Co: MCA (Australia) | British Empire Films (Australia) | New Line Cinema (US)
  • Directed by Peter Weir
  • Screenplay by Peter Weir, Based on Original story: Peter Weir and Keith Gow
  • Starring John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Kevin Miles
  • Music by Bruce Smeaton
  • Cinematography by John McLean
  • Edited by Wayne LeClos
  • Produced by Hal and Jim McElroy

Plot Summary

  • The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.

Also Known As

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