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Little Boy Lost (1978)

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The True story of Stephen Walls, a young Australian farm boy, whose disappearance galvanized a continent into action. Taught to be wary of strangers, the boy cannot know that the boisterous... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hargreaves ...
Jacko Walls
Tony Barry ...
Const. O'Day
Lorna Lesley ...
Dorrie Walls
James Elliott ...
Harry Tickle
Nathan Dawes ...
Stephen Walls
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Vic Tanner
Les Foxcroft ...
Grumps
Robert Quilter ...
Roy Grills
Don Crosby ...
Cyril Grills
John Nash ...
Wally Westley
Brian Anderson ...
Sgt. Fred Mason
Redmond Phillips ...
Canon Pritchard
Bernadette Hughson ...
Aunty Pat
Ray Marshall ...
Hotel Keeper
Julie Dawson ...
Ruth Tanner
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The True story of Stephen Walls, a young Australian farm boy, whose disappearance galvanized a continent into action. Taught to be wary of strangers, the boy cannot know that the boisterous hordes of volunteers are his saviors and not his enemies. After four tense days, hopes wanes. At last, a group of searchers spot the young Stephen, and its members are able to convice him that they want to help him reach home and family. Written by <Canesugar@msn.com>

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For four days and three nights a nation prayed and waited . . . See more »

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16 November 1978 (Australia)  »

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Pieni poika kadoksissa  »

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$395,000 (estimated)
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This movie was made and released about eighteen to nineteen years after the then boy Steven Walls went missing in Northern New South Wales, Australia. See more »

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Little Boy Lost
Written by John Ashcroft (as Johnny Ashcroft) and Tony Withers
Vocals: John Ashcroft (as Johnny Ashcroft) and Gay Kayler
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As good as a true story can be!
21 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Because this is a true story, it lacks the action that many people desire in a movie, but it is a very good story! This is the flip side of the message we tell our children "Don't talk to strangers". In this case, a young boy should, as they are the ones trying to rescue him!

This movie may seem a bit too long, but just watch and listen to see and hear, just as the little boy did, the strangers (rescuers) and maybe you can understand his confusion. The emotion is great! I promise, that in the end (if you like a good tear jerker), it will pay off!!!


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