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Robbery Under Arms (1985)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 28 March 1985 (Australia)
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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Capt. Starlight
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Dick Marston
Christopher Cummins ...
Jim Marston
Liz Newman ...
Gracey
Jane Menelaus ...
Aileen
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George
Deborah Coulls ...
Kate
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Jeannie
Elaine Cusick ...
Mum
Ed Devereaux ...
Ben
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Warrigal
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Sir Frederick Morringer
David Bradshaw ...
Goring
John Dick ...
Trooper Fall
Michael Duffield ...
Mr. Falkland
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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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1.33 : 1
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This is the longest version of the four adaptations of the "'Robbery Under Arms' novel by Rolf Boldrewood. See more »

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Remake of Robbery Under Arms (1907) See more »

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Great Western... Australian Style!
2 June 1999 | by 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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