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The escapades of Ginger Meggs, local larrikin. He's trying to win the heart of Minnie Peters, but the pressures of school, his rival Eddie Coogan and bully Tiger Kelly make life tough for him. Besides, there's fishing to be done.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry McDonald ...
Mr. John Meggs
Ross Higgins ...
Mr. Floggswell
Gwen Plumb ...
Miss Leach
Harold Hopkins ...
Mr. Fox
John Wood ...
Constable Brady
John Clayton ...
Mr. Wentworth
Mr. Crackett
Coral Drouyn ...
Mrs. Sarah Meggs (as Coral Kelly)
Candy Raymond ...
Alex's Mother
Drew Forsythe ...
Tiger Kelly
Paul Daniel ...
Mark Spain ...
Daniel Cumerford ...
Eddie Coogan
Shelley Armsworth ...
Minnie Peters


The escapades of Ginger Meggs, local larrikin. He's trying to win the heart of Minnie Peters, but the pressures of school, his rival Eddie Coogan and bully Tiger Kelly make life tough for him. Besides, there's fishing to be done.

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16 December 1982 (Australia)  »

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Ginger Meggs: The Movie  »

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After producers had difficulty finding a red haired child actor with the charisma they needed to play Ginger Meggs, they recast Paul Daniel (originally cast as Coogan's lackey, Sammy) and dyed his hair red for the part. See more »


When Ginger is on the bicycle, chasing Min and the runaway horse, Ginger passes the same garage twice in two different shots. See more »


Referenced in Bullpitt!: Welcome to Whispering Pines (1997) See more »


Aeroplane Jelly Song
Written by Albert Francis Lenertz & Les Woods
Vocals by Joy King
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Awesome Aussie movie
8 December 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw a lot of this movie being made, in fact I met Ginger Meggs and other characters whilst the movie was being made. I have friends and relatives in the movie also, which makes the movie a personal favorite.

Set in and around the township's of Mittagong and Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW, this is a true Aussie film, filmed in one of the most picturesque parts of Australia. It holds a special place in my heart, just like another movie that is also filmed in Robertson in the Highlands, Babe. I guess it takes me back to simpler days, where children were easily entertained and having fun with friends mean't riding push bikes and making mud pies :)

I have been trying to find a copy of this movie for years, but have had no luck! If anyone is lucky enough to find this movie please let me know. :)

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