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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry McDonald ...
Mr. John Meggs
Paul Daniel ...
Tony ...
The Monkey
Mike ...
The Dog
Mark Spain ...
Benny
Adrian McLeod ...
Ocker
Coral Drouyn ...
Mrs. Sarah Meggs (as Coral Kelly)
Mark Kounnas ...
Raggsy
Kristian Harper ...
Darkie
Daniel Cumerford ...
Eddie Coogan
Darren Flynn ...
Joey
David Manning ...
Sammy
Andrew Heard ...
Jacky
Shelley Armsworth ...
Minnie Peters
Rowan Hillard ...
Dudley Meggs (as Rowan Hilland)
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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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16 December 1982 (Australia)  »

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Ginger Meggs: The Movie  »

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Trivia

It is believed that Ginger Meggs lives in the Sydney suburb of Hornsby, New South Wales, which is where creator Jim Bancks spent the majority of his childhood. See more »

Goofs

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

Crazy Credits

The credits are seen over a scene over a town picnic, involving the major characters from the town. The camera pulls up and away during this scene to reveal the words "THE END" written on the picnic tables. See more »

Connections

Features 40,000 Horsemen (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Terrible Right
Written & Arranged by John Stuart, Andrew Campbell & Peter Foerster
Vocals by Drew Campbell & "The Kids"
Guitar by John Stuart
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Totally Eccentric and Great Looking Fellini- fest
11 December 2006 | by (Limerick, EIRE) – See all my reviews

Most just loved the amazing look of this Aussie eccentric: John Seale (OSCAR for The English Patient) shot it in what was then a very surreal visual style... wild revue acting with a great cast of character actors also made it a lot of fun and it did very well in Oz according to box office figures...the young actors did their best competing with a very stylish set and some Big Top scenes that tended to overwhelm the whole shebang at times. Many of the actors went on to star in other things (John Wood has become a legend in the TV series Blue Heelers, which make the whole movie a rather historic time capsule.

But above all, the sheer high spirited energy and great look of the art direction and cinematography as well as a totally over the top rock(?) soundtrack -when you'd think a mouth organ would have done the job- make this a real and underestimated keeper. But GM never got a DVD release...why?


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