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Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Edward Bond (screenplay)
James Vance Marshall (novel)
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Release Date:
1 July 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A boy and girl face the challenge of the world's last frontier. Dangers they had never known before... A people they had never seen before... See more »
Plot:
Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful lead character and a film with a subtle message See more (143 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jenny Agutter ... Girl

Luc Roeg ... White Boy (as Lucien John)

David Gulpilil ... Black Boy (as David Gumpilil)

John Meillon ... Father
Robert McDarra ... Man (as Robert McDara)
Peter Carver ... No Hoper (as Pete Carver)
John Illingsworth ... Husband
Hilary Bamberger ... Woman
Barry Donnelly ... Australian Scientist
Noeline Brown ... German Scientist (as Noelene Brown)
Carlo Manchini ... Italian Scientist

Directed by
Nicolas Roeg 
 
Writing credits
Edward Bond (screenplay)

James Vance Marshall (novel)

Produced by
Anthony J. Hope .... associate producer
Si Litvinoff .... producer
Max L. Raab .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Nicolas Roeg (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Antony Gibbs 
Alan Pattillo 
 
Production Design by
Brian Eatwell 
 
Art Direction by
Terry Gough 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Richmond .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Grahame Jennings .... production manager
Irving Zeiger .... associate production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Kavanagh .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Barry Brown .... location sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
Kevin Kearney .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Goodhill .... stills
Peter Hannan .... focus
Mike Molloy .... camera operator
Anthony B. Richmond .... special photography (as Tony Richmond)
 
Editorial Department
Brian Mann .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Phil Ramone .... music producer
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Annabel Davis-Goff .... continuity
Barbara Burleigh .... production coordinator: on location (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
100 min | USA:100 min (1997 reissue) | USA:95 min (original version)
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Color:
Color (Eastman Colour)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD) | Australia:A (original rating) | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:11 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (tv rating) | UK:12A (re-rating) (2011) | UK:12 (video rating) (1999) | USA:Not Rated | USA:R (original rating) | USA:GP (re-rating on appeal) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Gulpilil spoke no English at the time of filming.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The girl asks to be taken to the city of Adelaide, the children's destination in the novel. However, the city shown at the start and end of the film is clearly Sydney, which is several thousand kilometers (and two states) away from Adelaide.See more »
Quotes:
The Girl:I expect we're the first white people he's seen.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Watching the Alien (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Skye Boat SongSee more »

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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful lead character and a film with a subtle message, 17 April 2004
Author: Andy Ethell from Ireland

I first remember seeing this film as a late teenager in about 1979. Therefore what most vividly stuck in my mind was the lead character played by a beautiful blonde English girl, Jenny Agutter, Specifically the nude scenes of her swimming and washing.

On a less superficial level it is a film with a point-something along the lines of the graciousness of Aborigines and their ability to live in harsh surrounds, and the destructive nature of suburban life in a flat in a major city.

I think it would be a film, like Jedda, that will always be on reference for the Australian Outback, Aboriginals and the modern society which brought a European civilisation to their land.

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