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The Man from Snowy River (1982)

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

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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)  »

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Herencia de un valiente  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Burt Lancaster and Robert Mitchum were also considered for the dual role played by Kirk Douglas. See more »

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At the end of the movie when Jim gets Bess, the horse shown is a gelding instead of a mare. See more »

Quotes

Spur: [Hears stones falling behind him] How'd you find this place?
Clancy: I tracked ya.
[laughs]
Clancy: You silly old galah, you leave a trail like a one-legged seed drill.
Spur: Damn you Clancy, always sneekin' around, makin' no noise.
Clancy: I heard noise, I heard voices.
Spur: Aha, sure sign of old age when you start hearin' things.
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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 Postcards: Episode #8.32 (2006) See more »

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A Magnificent Movie
21 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My ONLY regret about this movie is that I didn't go with my wife and her brother to see it in the theater. Its magnificent scenery is paled on the small screen. As for the plot, it's the classic "boy turns into a man" tale. Jim Craig's father dies and Jim must move off the mountain until he's earned the right to live on the mountain.

He's a prideful young man and falls in love with a powerful rancher's daughter who he has more in common with than he realizes. Rather than spoil the plot, take my word for it, this is a great movie. No, it does not have the best acting in the world; however, Sigrid Thornton is a noted Australian actress on a par with some our own American actresses. This movie is a must see and the soundtrack will stick in your mind for years...it's even used as the intro music for one of the network's golf broadcasts.


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