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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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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
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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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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in The Crew (1976) See more »

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Fantastic Sweet film experience
24 November 2012 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

saw this on TV back then. Luckily I recorded it...For sure somebody should do a quality DVD. Seems to me it would be a hit. Also read comment that =David Gulpilil made his movie debut as 'fingerbone' Bill." really, did not realize that. Have a good time. See my list for similar movies. BT NOT want to spoil the experience but seems IMDb requires 10 lines so I might mention the Pelicans. Truly amazing how they got them to grow and preform. Really really cool. . Yeah it is slow paced but what a nice pace. Pretty much a family movie. Got some good points, actually can be interpreted with some moral / spiritual issues . phew got the 10 lines........


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