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Robbery Under Arms (1985)

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Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the ... See full summary »

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Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the mini-series boom of the 1980s and lensed in the Flinders Ranges, it stars Sam Neill as the infamous Captain Starlight. Written by Jamie Skinner

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At last a movie as big as the legend


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28 March 1985 (Australia)  »

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Robo a Mano Armado  »

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AUD 7,300,000 (estimated)
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Both this 1985 filmed production and Robbery Under Arms (1957), the previous version of Rolf Boldrewood's 'Robbery Under Arms', were filmed in South Australia and include the common locations of the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound. See more »

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Version of Captain Starlight, or Gentleman of the Road (1911) See more »

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Great Western... Australian Style!
2 June 1999 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I never have been a big fan of westerns, but this movie quickly became a favorite! The fact that it is presented from the point-of-view of the "bad" guy, creates an interesting perspective. I do enjoy this movie immensely, and this is partly why. By the end of the film, I found myself sympathizing with the "bad" characters, despite the fact that they were thieves and cheaters. The plot was simple, but didn't need more. I did find some parts of the film unique. This is refreshing in a time when movies are so often alike. If you are looking for a movie that's good fun, and solidly acted, this is the movie for you! Even if you don't like westerns!


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