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Robbery Under Arms (1985)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  28 March 1985 (Australia)
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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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Third and final film of three theatrical feature films that director Ken Hannam made for the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC). Hannam's first SAFC film was Sunday Too Far Away (1975) whilst his second SAFC film was Dawn! (1979). 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 (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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