While his brother is fighting in WWI, a small independent Australian boy who lives in the countryside with his overbearing mother and pet dog and who must wear a leg brace decides to overcome his handicap no matter what.
A boy's first step towards manhood - like the balloon - he wants to be free!
Did You Know?
According to the 11th August 1976 edition of 'The Sydney Morning Herald' newspaper, Alan Wardrope, the Director of Marketing at the Australian Film Commission said the budget for the film was just under Australian $400,000 and the sale of distribution rights to the North American market for a six-figure amount went "a long way towards recouping the initial production cost of the film". See more