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The Quest (1986)
"Frog Dreaming" (original title)

 -  Drama | Adventure | Family  -  1 May 1986 (USA)
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American boy, Cody, whoose parents have died, lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes accross some strange events ... See full summary »

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Cody
Tony Barry ...
Gaza
Rachel Friend ...
Wendy
Tamsin West ...
Jane
Dempsey Knight ...
Charlie Pride
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Ricketts
Chris Gregory ...
Wheatley
Mark Knight ...
Henry
Dennis Miller ...
Mr. Cannon
Katy Manning ...
Mrs. Cannon
Laurie Dobson ...
Gleason
Jay Mannering ...
Haggard
Tim Hughes ...
Beilby
Howard Eynon ...
Ranger
David Ravenswood ...
Kauffman
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American boy, Cody, whoose parents have died, lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes accross some strange events happenning in Devil's Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about "frog dreamings". Cody tries to investigate... Written by <kuchkoe@ucunix.san.uc.edu>

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Ricketts: You wanna keep the kid. The kid wants to keep you. But if he gets killed, well those welfare people aren't going to give you permanent custody are they.
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Written and Performed by El Pressos
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Cool adventure film for kids
16 August 2000 | by (Woodbridge, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying it has been about 8 or 9 years since I last saw the Quest, but I still remember it fondly.

Henry Thomas, soon after his performance as "Elliot" in E.T., finds himself living with relatives in Australia after his parents pass on. He soon begins to investigate a local legend called the "Dahnk-a-gin" (or something like that...), a fierce loch-ness-monster style beast living in an old quarry that has been flooded.

As a child, I was always very inquisitive and imaginative, and loved to explore old buildings and creepy places, so this movie appealed to me greatly. The area surrounding the flooded quarry is littered with scrap metal, beat up shacks, and a cool broken down 50's car that just call to the exploring spirit.

During some scenes, Henry rides the railroad using a modified bicycle that could lock onto the railroad tracks... start pedaling, and off you go! I always wanted one of those...

Anyway, check out the Quest, and see if it doesn't sweep you up in it's imaginative spell!




















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