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The Man from Snowy River -- On an Australian cattle ranch, a young man fights for his honor when he is caught in the middle of a land dispute and is accused of losing a prized horse.
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5 November 1982 (USA) See more »
The story of a boy suddenly alone in the world. The men who challenge him. And the girl who helps him become a man.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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15 years later, the movie is still fresh See more (54 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Burlinson ... Jim Craig
Terence Donovan ... Henry Craig

Kirk Douglas ... Harrison / Spur
Tommy Dysart ... Mountain Man
Bruce Kerr ... Man in Street
David Bradshaw ... Banjo Paterson

Sigrid Thornton ... Jessica Harrison

Jack Thompson ... Clancy

Tony Bonner ... Kane
June Jago ... Mrs. Bailey

Chris Haywood ... Curly
Kristopher Steele ... Moss
Gus Mercurio ... Frew
Howard Eynon ... Short Man
Lorraine Bayly ... Rosemary Hume
John Nash ... Tall Man
Jack Lovick ... Mountain Horseman
Charlie Lovick ... Mountain Horseman
John Lovick ... Mountain Horseman
Frank Hearn ... Mountain Horseman
Jack Purcell ... Mountain Horseman
Gerald Egan ... Crack Rider
Ken Connley ... Crack Rider
Mick Hulse ... Crack Rider
Max Scanlon ... Crack Rider
Peter McElroy ... Crack Rider
Dick Forrest ... Crack Rider
Chester Wallis ... Crack Rider
Brian Wallis ... Crack Rider
Peter Wallis ... Crack Rider
Bernie Wallis ... Crack Rider
Terry Walsh ... Crack Rider
Geoff Burrowes ... Crack Rider
Graeme Stoney ... Crack Rider
Lloyd Parkes ... Crack Rider
Bill Stacey ... Crack Rider (as Bill Stacy)
Brendan Purcell ... Crack Rider
Greg Purcell ... Crack Rider
Paul Purcell ... Crack Rider
Rob Purcell ... Crack Rider
Ron Purcell ... Crack Rider
Noel Egan ... Crack Rider
Basil Egan ... Crack Rider
Ricky Spottiswood ... Crack Rider
Bruce McCormack ... Crack Rider
John Coombes ... Crack Rider
Adrian Daniels ... Crack Rider
Gerard Comerford ... Crack Rider
Bill Willoughby ... Crack Rider
Rocky Black ... Additional Rider

Heath Harris ... Additional Rider
Jim James ... Additional Rider
Joe Jury ... Additional Rider
Peter Maher ... Additional Rider
Stan McKay ... Additional Rider
Tom Purcell ... Additional Rider
Kevin Stewart ... Additional Rider
Louis Trifunovic ... Additional Rider
Bob Vienna ... Additional Rider
Jim Walsh ... Additional Rider
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Lowe ... (uncredited)
Greg Marian ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Ian Zimmerman ... Stable Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
George Miller 
Writing credits
A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson (poem "The Man From Snowy River")

Cul Cullen (script) (as Fred Cul Cullen)

John Dixon (screenplay)

Produced by
Geoff Burrowes .... producer
Michael Edgley .... executive producer
Simon Wincer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bruce Rowland 
Cinematography by
Keith Wagstaff (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Adrian Carr 
Art Direction by
Leslie Binns 
Costume Design by
Robin Hall 
Makeup Department
Rochelle Ford .... hair stylist
Vivien Mepham .... makeup artist (as Vivian Mephan)
Production Management
Geoff Hunt .... unit manager
Michael Lake .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Dixon .... second unit director
Jan Elliott .... third assistant director
Murray Newey .... first assistant director
Stewart Wright .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ian Doig .... construction manager
Peter Kendall .... props buyer
David Lancashire .... graphics
David O'Gradey .... scenic artist (as Dave O'Grady)
John Powditch .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Adrian Carr .... assistant sound editor
David W. Gray .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as David Gray)
David J. Kimball .... sound mixer
Robert J. Litt .... sound mixer
Terry Rodman .... sound editor
Terry Rodman .... supervising sound editor
Ken Sallows .... assistant sound editor
Roger Savage .... sound recording engineer
Elliot Tyson .... sound mixer
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator (as Mark Wasiutak)
Gary Wilkins .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Rick Clise .... special effects
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... opticals
Richard Wilmot .... optical effects operator (uncredited)
Ken Connley .... stunt double: horse stunts
Gerald Egan .... stunt double: horse stunts
Bill Stacey .... stunt double: horse stunts
Louis Trifunovic .... stunt double: horse stunts
Bill Willoughby .... stunt double: horse stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Benallack .... grip
Brian J. Breheny .... assistant camera (as Brian Breheny)
David Burstall .... camera operator
Joe Connor .... clapper loader
Clive Duncan .... focus puller
David Eggby .... camera operator
John Haddy .... camera operator: second unit
Paul Hellard .... first assistant camera
Ian Jones .... clapper loader
Peter Maloney .... best boy
Arthur Manousakis .... grip
Rob Murray .... focus puller
David Parker .... still photographer
Malcolm Richards .... camera operator
Geoff Richardson .... key grip
Bruce Towers .... grip
Keith Wagstaff .... camera operator
Colin Williams .... electrician
David Wynn-Jones .... focus puller (as David Wynn Jones)
Rob Young .... gaffer
Casting Department
Robert Helpmann .... international casting liaison (as Sir Robert Helpmann)
Mitch Mathews .... casting consultant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Arnott .... wardrobe mistress
Frankie Hogan .... wardrobe assistant (as Franki Hogan)
Editorial Department
Arthur Cambridge .... grader
Margaret Cardin .... negative cutter
Peter McBain .... dailies projectionist
Ken Sallows .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruce Rowland .... conductor
Ray West .... music assistant
Ray West .... music copyist
Other crew
John Baird .... wrangler
Rocky Black .... wrangler
Denzell Cameron .... horse trainer
Joe Connor .... clapper loader
Jim Cranfield .... financial controller
Loretta Crawford .... international production liaison
Gerald Egan .... wrangler
Trish Foley .... production coordinator
Bill Gooley .... laboratory liaison
Andrew Guild .... marketing associate
Heath Harris .... wrangler
Paul Heven .... groom
Suzie Howie .... unit publicity: Australia
Ian Jones .... clapper loader
Helen Liston .... assistant to producer
Charlie Lovick .... master of horse
Glenda Lovick .... second unit coordinator
Jack Lovick .... horse consultant
Jack Lovick .... location consultant
John Lovick .... wrangler
Kerri Lovick .... second unit coordinator
Tony Mansaur .... personal assistant: Kirk Douglas
Anne McElroy .... groom
Angela Meechan .... groom
Laurie Norris .... wrangler
David Petersen .... marketing associate
Ricky Spottiswood .... wrangler
Jan Stott .... production secretary
Jan Tyrrell .... continuity (as Jan Tyrell)
Bill Willoughby .... wrangler
Helen Wright .... caterer
R.J. Hamer .... gratefully acknowledge assistance (as The Hon. R.J. Hamer E.D.)

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102 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The Bible passage being read by candle light begins at Genesis 30:27. (KJV) The passage goes on to speak about cattle and sheep and goats.See more »
Continuity: When the men are chasing the brumbies near the end of the film, Curly reaches over and pulls Jim's horse's bridle down from its ears. Yet, a second later when they ride through the water the bridle is back up where it should be. Later the bridle is pulled back down again and Jim stops to fix it.See more »
Frew:[rising in bed with his lever action rifle as Curly advances on Jim with a broken bottle] Curly - lose the bottle!
Frew:[cocks the lever action rifle as Curly stops and stares] I did it before... and so help me, I'll do it again.
[Curly drops the bottle]
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Referenced in The Big Sleaze (2010)See more »


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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
15 years later, the movie is still fresh, 2 October 1999
Author: mihee from Sacramento, CA

It is hard to believe that so many years has past since I first saw "A Man from Snowy River." I was young and borrowed it on Betamax (yes Betamax) from a friend. Although I wish that I could of seen a full screen version of it, I will have to settle with the still fantastic small screen version.

The story is fairly simple. After his father dies, a boy tries to prove he a man worthy enough to live on his beloved Snowy Mountain. In order achieve this prize, he finds work on lower ground on a big ranch. A sweet romance is set between Jim, the boy, and the Rancher's daughter, Jessica, who is a feisty and strong female. There are wild horses, a sympathetic-but-bad-guy rancher, and beautiful scenery all which are an integral part of the story. (I don't want to give too much of the movie away).

I recently saw this movie (this time on VHS)with my niece and nephew. I could not believe how much I enjoyed it again. The thrilling horse riding scenes kept me at the edge of my seat. It is an ultimate family film one that has no foul language, gratuitous sex or violence. Nothing is dumbed down, the viewers being treated with the respect we deserve. GO RENT IT NOW!

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