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The Man from Snowy River (1982)

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In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

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George Miller

Writers:

A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson (poem), Cul Cullen (script) (as Fred Cul Cullen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burlinson ... Jim Craig
Terence Donovan Terence Donovan ... Henry Craig
Kirk Douglas ... Harrison / Spur
Tommy Dysart ... Mountain Man
Bruce Kerr ... Man in Street
David Bradshaw David Bradshaw ... Banjo Paterson
Sigrid Thornton ... Jessica Harrison
Jack Thompson ... Clancy
Tony Bonner ... Kane
June Jago June Jago ... Mrs. Bailey
Chris Haywood ... Curly
Kristopher Steele Kristopher Steele ... Moss
Gus Mercurio ... Frew
Howard Eynon Howard Eynon ... Short Man
Lorraine Bayly Lorraine Bayly ... Rosemary Hume
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Storyline

Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven't spoken for years, one of whom was Jim's father's best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl he wants to marry. A 20 year old feud re-erupts, catching Jim and Jessica in the middle of it as Jim is accused of letting a prize stallion loose. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The story of a boy suddenly alone in the world. The men who challenge him. And the girl who helps him become a man.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man from Snowy River See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$694,126, 7 November 1982

Gross USA:

$20,659,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,659,423
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Burlinson performed all his own horse riding stunts in the film See more »

Goofs

After Jim falls off the "thousand-pound" colt, he looks up and sees the herd of brumbies heading straight for him. Two riders are clearly seen driving the herd to the left and right of the screen. See more »

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Rosemary Hume: Male company will be a pleasant relief in this hothouse of female emotions.
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A herd of wild horses stampede over the hills after the end credits. See more »

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NBC edited 8 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »

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15 years later, the movie is still fresh
2 October 1999 | by miheeSee all my reviews

It is hard to believe that so many years has past since I first saw "A Man from Snowy River." I was young and borrowed it on Betamax (yes Betamax) from a friend. Although I wish that I could of seen a full screen version of it, I will have to settle with the still fantastic small screen version.

The story is fairly simple. After his father dies, a boy tries to prove he a man worthy enough to live on his beloved Snowy Mountain. In order achieve this prize, he finds work on lower ground on a big ranch. A sweet romance is set between Jim, the boy, and the Rancher's daughter, Jessica, who is a feisty and strong female. There are wild horses, a sympathetic-but-bad-guy rancher, and beautiful scenery all which are an integral part of the story. (I don't want to give too much of the movie away).

I recently saw this movie (this time on VHS)with my niece and nephew. I could not believe how much I enjoyed it again. The thrilling horse riding scenes kept me at the edge of my seat. It is an ultimate family film one that has no foul language, gratuitous sex or violence. Nothing is dumbed down, the viewers being treated with the respect we deserve. GO RENT IT NOW!


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