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Storm Boy (1976)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Greg Rowe ...
Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingsley
Peter Cummins ...
Tom 'Hide-Away Tom' Kingsley
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Fingerbone
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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Drama | Family

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7 October 1977 (Denmark)  »

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AUD 260,000 (estimated)
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The meaning and relevance of this film's "Storm Boy" title is that it is the nickname given to Mike Kingsley (Greg Rowe) by Fingerbone Bill (David Gulpilil). 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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Tom 'Hide-Away Tom' Kingsley: We gotta stick together don't we?
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Featured in 20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) See more »

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extremely successful family film
6 August 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

STORM BOY was a major cinem success in Australia and some other countries in the mid 70s and deserves to be an enduring hit anytime it is shown. Sensitive and heartfelt, this glorious film about a 12 year old boy and his Pelican sea bird reflects those Belgian - French - camargue films of the 60s but in a very Australian way. Filmed on the windswept desolate beaches of South Australia in full wild force of Summer Antactric winds and with a true young Actor, STORM BOY nowdays should be a staple of any family movie channel and dvd outlet. The Aboriginal teen in the film is David Gulpilil, one of Australia's most celebrated Actors, recently seen in Rolfe Heer's awesome film THE TRACKER.


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