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Storm Boy -- 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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7 October 1977 (Denmark) See more »
His free spirit roams with his pet pelican, Mr Percival and his secret Aboriginal friend, Fingerbone Bill. He knows no other world. See more »
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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Greg Rowe ... Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingley
Peter Cummins ... Tom 'Hide-Away Tom' Kingley

David Gulpilil ... 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

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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The pelicans lived for a time at the swimming pool of the South Australian Film Corporation.See more »
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 »
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Amazing Timeless Classic Oz Film, 2 January 2009
Author: Jason King from Australia

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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