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Too Late to be Sorry Short Film – 1966 Educational

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Made for the the Forest Service by the National Film Unit this instructional film demonstrates essential firearms safety. Like later cautionary tales (eg. cult bush safety film Such a Stupid Way to Die) the film dramatises what can happen when things go wrong, before a hunter imparts "the five basic safety rules" (with obligatory ciggie hanging from lower lip). The rendering of the lesson might be hokey (compared to the explicit traffic safety ads of the '90s and '00s) but the message is deadly serious, as ongoing hunting tragedy headlines attest.

 

Key Cast & Crew

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Peter Hutt

Director, Writer, Narrator, Editor

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Geoffrey Scott

Producer

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Oxley Hughan

Producer

Yes he’s sorry, but if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s such a lousy shooter, it’d be too late to be sorry.
- A Forest Service ranger

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Licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand - CC BY 3.0 NZ

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