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The Man from Snowy River (1982)

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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Kristopher Steele ...
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Gus Mercurio ...
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Howard Eynon ...
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Lorraine Bayly ...
Rosemary Hume
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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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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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Featured in Postcards: Episode #10.16 (2008) See more »

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Family Entertainment At Its Best
3 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER ***** An Australian western that centers its story on a coming-of-age mountain man (Tom Burlinson) who's father dies and must go to the lowlands to earn enough money to support the family farm. There, he finds work at a cattle ranch owned by Kirk Douglas, who wants to expand his success to something greater: unmined gold in the mountains. As Burlinson comes to grips with his new work setting and first love (Sigrid Thornton), he evolves into the man he needs to be to follow in his father's footsteps back home. It's excellent family entertainment, with a story that is basic enough for everyone to comprehend, yet doesn't hold a corny or simpleton status because of it. Be sure to rent it.


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