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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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"The Man From Snowy River" is a poem, that was written by A.B. "Banjo" Patterson & published by The Bulletin Company, on Saturday, April 26th, 1890. Patterson himself, along with the words of the poem, are immortalized on the Australian $10 note. See more »

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At the moment Jim looks down at Jessica, who is on the ledge, his lips move as he says something, but there is no dialogue to indicate what it is. See more »

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Curly: I'm studying to be supervisor
Jim Craig: [to Curly] Studying to be stupid.
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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 Cool Change (1986) See more »

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Still my favorite
19 April 2003 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Shawshank is superb. Roman Holiday is perfect. Raiders is a blast. But The Man from Snowy River has been, is, and always will be my favorite movie. Some movies just match your personality more than others, trumping any technical deficiencies they may have. No, Snowy River doesn't have the best acting, the best screenplay, the best direction. But in all of them it's great, and the combination of the story, the cast, the scenery, and music (Bruce Rowland deserved an Oscar for his score) is much greater than the sum of its parts. For me, it's everything a movie ought to be: uplifting, heartwarming, optimistic, romantic, adventurous. It swept me away when I was 13 and its magic hasn't dimmed at 34. What a wonderful movie.


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