MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,176 this week

Kangaroo (1987)

 -  Drama  -  13 March 1987 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 130 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 5 critic

A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1202 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 10 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 631 titles
created 22 Jul 2012
 
a list of 165 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 15 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Kangaroo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kangaroo (1987)

Kangaroo (1987) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kangaroo.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Richard Somers
...
Harriet Somers
John Walton ...
Jack Calcott
Julie Nihill ...
Vicki Calcott
...
Peter Hehir ...
Jaz
Peter Cummins ...
Struthers
Tim Robertson ...
O'Neill
Malcolm Robertson ...
Publisher
David Hutchins ...
Cornwall Detective
Victor Kazan ...
Army Captain
Bill Richardson ...
Army Sergeant at Medical
Alan Lee ...
Collier
...
Major
Howard Priddle ...
Doctor #1
Edit

Storyline

A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kangaroo  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$432,266 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final theatrical feature film of Australian director Tim Burstall. See more »

Soundtracks

Lento from the String Quartet in F Major
Op. 96
Written by Antonín Dvorák
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth seeing for the gorgeous Judy Davis
21 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Displaced from the UK because of their suspicious proximity to the Cornish coast during WW1, novelist Richard Somers and his German wife Harriet go to Sydney where Richard gets caught up in some improbable Fascist politicking by the eponymous 'Kangaroo'. Colin Friels is too like Alan Bates for comfort, but his wife Judy Davis, with an impeccable German accent, is delicious as the sceptical Harriet (based on DH Lawrence's wife Frieda). John Walton is also excellent as their new neighbour. There are so many good actors from Oz - Kidman, Rush, Blanchett, Crowe, Sam Neill - but surely la magnifique Davis heads the field.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Kangaroo (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?