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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 »
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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 »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
Awgies for The Code, 52 Tuesdays
 (From IF.com.au. 5 September 2014, 3:30 PM, PDT)

'Paper Planes': Melbourne Review
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 14 August 2014, 1:47 AM, PDT)

20 essential Australian films?
 (From IF.com.au. 10 April 2014, 2:58 PM, PDT)

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Lovable See more (13 total) »

Cast

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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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Trivia:
Third theatrical feature film for Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil. At the time of this film, Gulpilil had been most well-known from his first movie role in Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout (1971). Gulpilil had also appeared prior to this film in Mad Dog Morgan (1976).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:
Fingerbone:Storm Boy. You run like a black fella.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Puberty Blues: Episode #2.6" (2014)See more »

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Lovable, 9 November 2014
Author: lifesoboring from United States

A touching, very human movie that is a great story. The natural Austarlian coastline locales are stunning. It seems to be usually not very sunny which adds to the mood (and the visual beauty of the place as well; I think the weather is a necessary ingredient in making this such an excellent film.) This is the most real movie (maybe) I've ever seen. A ten-year-old boy lives with his father in a shack-y, though cozy, small hand-built house located right near the beach. Father has a very small fishing boat. We don't see him actually fishing, but on the dock preparing to go out, or coming back in. He puts food on the table and seems to do a good job caring for his son, who loves him. The boy is not in school and this becomes an issue as the story progresses. The boy meets a young Aborigine man (in his early 20s) one day when he is out on his own, as he tends to be, sailing on his tiny homemade raft, and after encountering each other a second time they become friends. While they are together, they find three baby orphan pelicans, which Storm Boy adopts. (Storm Boy being the nickname given to him by his Aborigine friend.) I don't want to tell anymore so as not to ruin it. Let it suffice to say that drama ensues, in various ways, as the story goes on, and it is all moving, and as I said, very human. It will definitely touch your emotions. I think this is a story everyone could relate to.

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