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Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 28 July 1977 (Australia)
Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

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Complete credited cast:
Greg Rowe ...
Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingley
Peter Cummins ...
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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 tells the story of a 10-year-old boy, called Mick by his father Tom, and Storm Boy by the Aboriginal loner Fingerbone he befriends. This boy is growing up in an isolated corrugated iron shed next to a wildlife sanctuary. He lives with his father, who supports them by fishing alone. He is not attending school; he is illiterate and ignorant. Mick's father resents any intrusion of their secluded life, be it a washed-up radio or a mob of idiot bird shooters who kill a number of birds before they are scared off by Fingerbone. Amongst the dead are some pelicans whose chicks are still in the nest. The boy brings them home to care for. His father isn't keen, but permits it. Three pelicans become a lot to feed when they reach maturity, so his father insists on releasing them. Two are never seen again, but one, Mr Percival, keeps coming back. Another intruder is the new primary school teacher, brought by the park ranger. She is concerned about the boy's education, and pushes hard for ... Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Based on the novel by Colin Thiele 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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AUD 320,000 (estimated)

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AUD 2,645,000, 9 August 2004
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This film strongly featured pelican birds and a number of director Henri Safran's later film's actually featured animals forming part of their titles. These included Listen to the Lion (1977), The Rogue Stallion (1990) and The Wild Duck (1984). 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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Featured in Gulpilil: One Red Blood (2002) See more »

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found casually
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i've found casually in an obscure local tv "Stormy boy" and in the same moment i went in my youthness. This is a very delicate and intriguing movie. And i've rewiewed the boys, the wear, and a tipical manner of realization movies for children of the '70. i love the photography of this movie and his simplicity. Goodbye mr. Percival 8/10 my rating


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