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Charlie & Boots (2009)

A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.

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Dean Murphy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Hogan ... Charlie McFarland
Alan Powell ... Rodeo Clown
Shane Jacobson ... Boots McFarland
Morgan Griffin ... Jess
Deborah Kennedy ... Miles Waitress
Lisa N Edwards ... Graeme's Wife
Reg Evans ... Mac
Roy Billing ... Roly
Val Lehman ... Edna (Bowling Lady Driver) (as Valerie Lehman)
Alec Wilson Alec Wilson ... Rodeo Worker 1
Bec Asha ... Gunbar Waitress (as Rebecca Asha)
Scott Harrison Scott Harrison ... Graeme
Di Smith ... Strawberry Lady (as Diane Smith)
Anne Phelan Anne Phelan ... Female Truckie
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn ... Val
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A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.

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They're on the road to somewhere


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Crocodile Daddy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,577,044
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Instinct Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Upon reaching the top of Australia, the characters look out at open water, however there are two islands (York and Eborac Island) which have been digitally removed from this shot. See more »

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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Giddy Up
Written by Matt Scullion and Karen Anne Waters
Performed by Matt Scullion, Matt Fell, Michael Carpenter, Lawrie Minson and John Kendal
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Another Prodigal Son Story, Told Australian Style
19 October 2009 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

I saw this film on a Qantas flight to Sydney last week. It was about a grown-up son's (Shane Jacobson) efforts to re-establish bonds with his dad Charlie (Paul Hogan) after the unexpected death of his mother. To do this, he brings his dad on a long road trip in order to fulfill a long-time promise to fish at the northern tip of Australia's west coast.

We have seen plenty of this prodigal son stories, as well as road trips, so the unique quality here for me is the Australian background and characters. It is only OK for me. The actors are both very good. I have not seen Paul Hogan since "Crocodile Dundee" and here he is as an elderly cantankerous dad. It was just so apparent that the two actors could never be father and son in real life because of they do not look a bit alike.

The best parts of the film were those with young hitch-hiker Jess charmingly played by Morgan Griffin. She is a welcome (and pretty) addition to their road trip. Too bad her screen time is not longer than it was.


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