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?
One of two Australian movies both debuting in 1976 where the then child actor Robert Bettles
played a character with a disease or disability. In Let the Balloon Go
(1976) his character has poliomyelitis (aka polio and infantile paralysis) whilst in The Fourth Wish
(1976) his character has terminal leukaemia. See more