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Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 28 July 1977 (Australia)
Storm Boy is a rambunctious Australian youth, living along the coastline with his freewheeling father. At the behest of an aging aborigine, Storm Boy takes care of an uncared-for nest of pelicans.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Greg Rowe ...
Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingley
Peter Cummins ...
Tom 'Hide-Away Tom' Kingley
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Fingerbone (as Gulpilil)
Judy Dick ...
Miss Walker
Tony Allison ...
Ranger
Michael Moody ...
Boat Master
Graham Dow ...
Edwards
Eric Mack ...
Jones
Frank Foster-Brown ...
Lynch
Michael Caulfield ...
Hunter
Paul Smith ...
Hunter
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Marina Manager
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Storm Boy is a rambunctious Australian youth, living along the coastline with his freewheeling father. At the behest of an aging aborigine, Storm Boy takes care of an uncared-for nest of pelicans.

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EVERY YEAR HAS IT'S SPECIAL FILM. THIS YEAR IT'S...'STORM BOY' See more »

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Drama | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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28 July 1977 (Australia)  »

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A vihar fia  »

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Budget:

AUD 260,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Filming of the shipwreck sequence was particular difficult. The sea where it was filmed was notorious for its cross winds, tides and currents. Boat captain Bob Moss and his vessel the "Tern" had to negotiate these hazardous waters. Half of the equipment on the boat was lost to the sea which had to be rescued by the safety crew of the Port Elliot Life Savers from their waiting modernized jet boat. See more »

Goofs

When Tom and Mile and Fingerbone return to the Coorong as the boat, "Tern" leaves Goolwa harbour, they are not towing Mike's raft but when they arrive back at the jetty, they are. See more »

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Fingerbone: Storm Boy. You run like a black fella.
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Featured in 20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) See more »

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Amazing Timeless Classic Oz Film
2 January 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This timeless classic Australian masterpiece did not disappoint in the slightest. The cinematography is brilliant, the acting is great (remember this was 1976 Australia) - especially from child actor Greg Rowe (who is now all grown up and living with his wife and two kids in Canada). David Gulpilil also provides a wandering Aboriginal man mysticism to the film and he looks quite younger than in Australia but it's like he is playing the same character. A character well suited to him. The area in which it is set is just beautiful and while Storm Boy battles with his needs to see the greater world and gain an education - all I wanted to do when watching was to swap places with him. The film supplies a lot of themes about nurturing, growing, the circle of life (thankyou Lion King), isolation, friendship and the morality of right and wrong. The battle between life in general and the life the rest of the population says we should be living.

The film is funny at times, touching, sad and inspiring and will make you want a pet pelican!!!

Try and get to see this one - I know Target has them for $7- and you can probably pick up at most places for same price - or rent it. One disappointing thing about it - the DVD is a straight copy of an older print - it is not remastered, but somehow to me this added to it's age and quality - like a fine port on film.


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