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The Quest (1986)

Frog Dreaming (original title)
Still grieving the loss of his parents, a young boy living in Australia finds himself caught up in the magic of an Aboriginal myth that might be more real than anyone knows.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Mrs. Cannon
Laurie Dobson ...
Gleason
Jay Mannering ...
Haggard
Tim Hughes ...
Beilby
Howard Eynon ...
Ranger
David Ravenswood ...
Kauffman
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Storyline

American boy, Cody, whose parents have died, lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes across some strange events happening 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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Cody is an adventurer who is about to explore the depths of a legend. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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1 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Filmed on location in Woods Point, Victoria, Australia. Woods Point is and would be considered a rural mining town that hasn't changed a lot in the 30 years since the movie's making. The surrounding terrain does look quite like a national park. See more »

Quotes

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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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Rockabilly Fever
Written and Performed by El Pressos
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Not a Bad Flick
5 July 2001 | by (Joliet, IL) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie in over 10 years, but it must have been good because I still remember it. I saw it when I was 12 and it seemed really cool at the time. The plot didn't seem boring to me, kids looking for a lochness-type monster. Had a lot of dialogue, but good stuff. I remember thinking the young girl in it was so cute. That is the whole reason I looked this movie up, to see what her name was (Rachel Friend). Unfortunately, she never did much else. Anyway, I think pre-teen and young teens would still like this movie.


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