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Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Family  |  7 October 1977 (Denmark)
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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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Storm Boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate coastline . When he adopts some orphaned Pelicans, he forms a close bond with one, Mr.Percival, and his life takes a new and unexpected turn.

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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
Hedley Cullen ...
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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Dramatic and exciting story set in South Australia's scenic Coorong See more »

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Drama | Family

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7 October 1977 (Denmark)  »

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AUD 260,000 (estimated)
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The production shoot for this movie went for four weeks. 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: The radio will tell you you need this or that and a thousand other things. You'll want more and more and you'll end up chasing a lot of rubbish.
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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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