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The Man from Snowy River (1982)

In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

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Terence Donovan ...
Henry Craig
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Tommy Dysart ...
Mountain Man
Bruce Kerr ...
Man in Street
David Bradshaw ...
Banjo Paterson
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Kane
June Jago ...
Mrs. Bailey
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Kristopher Steele ...
Gus Mercurio ...
Howard Eynon ...
Short Man
Lorraine Bayly ...
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Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven't spoken for years, one of whom was Jim's father's best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl he wants to marry. A 20 year old feud re-erupts, catching Jim and Jessica in the middle of it as Jim is accused of letting a prize stallion loose. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The story of a boy suddenly alone in the world. The men who challenge him. And the girl who helps him become a man.


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5 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herencia de un valiente  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$694,126 (USA) (7 November 1982)

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$20,659,423 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Biblical passage that was read under a candle, for light: starts at Genesis, Chapter 30 & verse 27, (King James Version). This Biblical verse is of cattle sheep & goats. See more »

Goofs

When Jessica falls off the cliff, in lightning flashes in the darkness, her landing spot appears to be smooth and flat. The next morning, however, it is rough, uneven and sloping. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Harrison: If I'd wanted your help, mate, I would've asked for it.
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A herd of wild horses stampede over the hills after the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in On Location with 'Robbery Under Arms' (1985) See more »

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Superb example of quality Australian film
10 December 1999 | by (Stirling, Scotland) – See all my reviews

The Man From Snowy River (1982) demonstrates the quality of the Australian film industry in recent years. The cinematography, the score, the quality of acting - all combine to make this film a romantic classic, a Gone With the Wind parallel. Having grown up with this film, twelve years later, it is the still the most beautiful, most awesomely inspiring epic I have ever seen. Clearly one of the best stories of love, life and horses ever filmed in one of the most astounding paradises on Earth.


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