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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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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 ...
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Michael Moody ...
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Frank Foster-Brown ...
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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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28 July 1977 (Australia)  »

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AUD 260,000 (estimated)
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In 2016, the Australian state of South Australia celebrated the 40th anniversary of Storm Boy (1976)'s original premiere release date of November 1976. See more »

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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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Tom 'Hide-Away Tom' Kingsley: [about a radio found at the tip] We don't want it.
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Amazing movie
2 December 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A touching story about living in the Coorong, a hundred kilometre stretch of beautiful windswept dunes where the mighty Murray river meets the sea. Against this backdrop is the tale of a boy and his father living in isolation from the modern world. The story while fairly simple is very moving, and appeals to the child in all of us. The film moves at a leisurely pace, yet this enhances the feeling of vastness and remoteness, the tranquility and solitude of the setting. The star of the show is Mr. Percival, one of the pelicans the boy befriends as well as Fingerbone, an Aboriginal also living in the wilderness who gives a brilliant performance. Simply put, it's a masterpiece of both storytelling and cinematography.


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