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Storm Boy
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7 October 1977 (Denmark) See more »
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His free spirit roams with his pet pelican, Mr Percival and his secret Aboriginal friend, Fingerbone Bill. He knows no other world. See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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(4 articles)
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extremely successful family film See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Greg Rowe ... Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingsley
Peter Cummins ... Tom 'Hide-Away Tom' Kingsley

David Gulpilil ... 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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Directed by
Henri Safran 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sonia Borg 
Sidney L. Stebel 
Colin Thiele  novel

Produced by
Matt Carroll .... producer
Jane Scott .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Carlos 
 
Cinematography by
Geoff Burton 
 
Film Editing by
Gerald Turney-Smith  (as G. Turney-Smith)
 
Production Design by
David Copping 
 
Art Direction by
David Copping 
 
Makeup Department
Helen Evans .... hair stylist (as Helen Dyson)
Helen Evans .... makeup artist (as Helen Dyson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Allen .... third assistant director
Ian Goddard .... first assistant director
Ian Jamieson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Neil Angwin .... props buyer
Ken James .... stand-by props
Herbert Pinter .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Bob Cogger .... dubbing editor
Ken Hammond .... sound
Julian McSwiney .... boom operator
Kerry Regan .... dubbing editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erika Addis .... clapper loader
David Burr .... focus puller
Bill Connolly .... grip
Alan Dunstan .... electrician
Keith Johnson .... electrician (as Keith Johnston)
Ross Nichols .... camera operator
David Petley .... grip
Tony Tegg .... electrician
Tony Tegg .... gaffer
Phil Warner .... grip
Michael White .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Zadow .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Viano Jaksa .... assistant editor
Kerry Regan .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Beverly Davidson .... location manager
Scott Hicks .... runner
Moya Iceton .... continuity
Gordon Noble .... pelican trainer
Grant Page .... technical advisor
Barbara Ring .... production secretary
 

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88 min
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Trivia:
The pelicans lived for a time at the swimming pool of the South Australian Film Corporation.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
extremely successful family film, 6 August 2004
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

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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