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Release Date:
November 1987 (UK) See more »
A story as big as a blue sky, as warm as a summer night See more »
Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke... See more »
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3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
Jock Blair reflects on an illustrious career
 (From 4 August 2014, 7:59 PM, PDT)

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Excellent family viewing See more (8 total) »


 (Series Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Bryan Brown ... Macauley
Noni Hazlehurst ... Lily
Rebecca Smart ... Buster

Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Tony
Lorna Lesley ... Marge
Ned Manning ... Jim
Madeleine Blackwell ... Lucy

Simon Chilvers ... Thaddeus
Julie Hamilton ... Bella
Reg Evans ... Luke

William Zappa ... Donny
Frank Gallacher ... Beauty
Norman Kaye ... Desmond
Ray Meagher ... Polkadot
Lynette Curran ... Hareema
Warren Coleman ... Lucky
Patrick Frost ... Bathgate
Barbara West ... Mrs. Weiss
Tony Mack ... Dr. Fitzmaurice
Bob George ... 1st Shearer
Stephen Sculley ... 2nd Shearer (as Stephen Scully)
Leo Taylor ... 3rd Shearer
Maureen Sherlock ... Hospital Sister
Rosie Sturgess ... Woman on Train
Wayne Anthoney ... Mechanic
Ullie Birve ... Young Woman on Train
Warwick Cooper ... Wilmington Policeman
Wayne Scott Kermond ... Freakshow Spruiker (as Wayne Scott-Kermond)
Ian Shrives ... Mulga
Robin Laurie ... Laughing Clown Woman (as Robyn Laurie)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Guy Doleman
Robert Arthur Robson ... Husband - Graveyard Scene (uncredited)

Directed by
George Ogilvie 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Morphett  written by
D'Arcy Niland  novel

Produced by
Jock Blair .... executive producer
Bruce Moir .... producer
Original Music by
Chris Neal 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
Film Editing by
Denise Haratzis 
Production Design by
Kristian Fredrikson 
Art Direction by
Derek Mills 
Costume Design by
Anna French 
Makeup Department
Helen Evans .... makeup supervisor (as Helen Dyson)
Production Management
Antonia Barnard .... production manager
Steve Moran .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Osborne .... second assistant director
Anita Seiler .... second assistant director trainee
Lindsay Smith .... third assistant director
Chris Webb .... first assistant director
Art Department
Guy Allain .... scenic artist
Chris Budrys .... construction manager
Chris Cust .... scenic artist
Peter Davies .... stand-by props
Toni Forsyth .... art department administrator
Barry Kennedy .... props buyer
Barry Kennedy .... set dresser
Kris Kozlovic .... props buyer (as Kris Koslovic)
Kris Kozlovic .... set dresser (as Kris Koslovic)
Freddie Payne .... signwriter
Sound Department
James Currie .... chief mixer
David Field .... foley editor
Dean Gawen .... dubbing editor
Leah Kennewell .... sound editing assistant
Phil Keros .... sound recordist
David Lee .... boom operator
Peter D. Smith .... sound mixer (as Peter Smith)
Sarah-Jane Van Gyen .... sound editing assistant
Yvonne Van Gyen .... dubbing editor
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Rodney Bolton .... clapper loader (as Rod Bolton)
Werner Gerlach .... best boy
David Howell .... assistant grip
Robin Morgan .... key grip
Greg Noakes .... still photographer
Graeme Shelton .... best boy
Martin Turner .... focus puller
Editorial Department
Simon James .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ian Davidson .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Greg Helmers .... transportation
Other crew
Keith Bain .... dancing instructor
Elizabeth S. Barton .... continuity (as Elizabeth Barton)
Gary Keir .... laboratory liaison
Judi Lane .... tutor: Rebecca Smart
Robina Osborne .... production accountant
Tony Ryan .... shearing instructor
Debbie Sidore .... runner
David Sorensen .... runner

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
180 min (2 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

In the UK on the BBC2 Channel, this TV movie achieved an audience of 14 million.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of The Shiralee (1957)See more »
Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-wowSee more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Excellent family viewing, 3 December 1999
Author: Katybug2 from Tennessee Colony, Texas

My kids & I watched this movie on the Disney channel I believe about 16 or 17 years ago and we still talk about it today. Bryan Brown was excellent and so was the little girl who played his "shiralee". We love Australian movies (at least the ones we have seen) and would love to see this one again and again.

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