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The Earthling (1980)

 -  Adventure | Drama  -  24 July 1980 (USA)
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

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Ross Daley
Olivia Hamnett ...
Bettina Daley
Alwyn Kurts ...
Christian Neilson
Pat Evison ...
Meg Neilson
Redmond Phillips ...
Bobby Burns
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Parnell
Tony Barry ...
Red
Allan Penney ...
Harlan
Willie Fennell ...
R.C
Walter Pym ...
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Cul Cullen ...
Dawson
Dawn Schroder ...
Dalton
Maggie Blinco ...
Jessica
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in an accident in this remote inhospitable territory. Being unable to accompany the boy back to the civilized world he reluctantly takes him with him on his trip to that valley and teaches him in a rugged way how to survive ... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Trivia

Publicity for this film in 1980 stated that this movie was the most expensive film ever made in Australia. Reportedly, this picture had a budget of $5 million (Australian). See more »

Goofs

When the camper smashes into the bottom of the ravine, it impacts on its side and the chassis is cleaved in two. In the next (close up) shot, where the boy has descended the cliff to sit by the rear bumper, the vehicle is simply pancaked upside down with an intact chassis. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Australian Customs Agent: Next please. Now what's the purpose of your visit?
Patrick Foley: Uh - passing through.
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Run to Me
Words and Music by Michael Lloyd and John D'Andrea
Sung by The Hues Corporation
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I don't know about Family film, but I truly loved this movie
18 April 2004 | by (Florida, US) – See all my reviews

Most people I talk to perceive this as a bad or downbeat movie. And, yes I concur that it has a very sobering but uplifting point to make. I was 14 years old when I first saw this movie and I found it to be very telling. Most people can't seem to take care of themselves by the time they're in their late 20's, but here is a kid who through a very strict but realistic mentor not only learns to take care of himself, but to be totally responsible for himself. I find it quite refreshing to see a movie, or any other popular culture, advocating that young people not only can but should accept responsibility for themselves and their actions. We, as a culture, tend to treat all kids under the age of 18 as if they can't possibly understand or be responsible for the actions. Very sad! This story tries to shatter that image, and in my opinion, does a wonderful job at it while telling a tale that if focused on correctly can be a great inspiration to a young person today.


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