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Return to Snowy River (1988)

The Man from Snowy River II (original title)
Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.

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Nicholas Eadie ...
Alistair Patton
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Seb
Bryan Marshall ...
Hawker
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Patton Snr.
Peter Cummins ...
Jake
Cornelia Frances ...
Mrs. Darcy
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Jacko
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Priest (as Wynn Roberts)
Alec Wilson ...
Patton's Croney
Peter Browne ...
Reilly
Alan Hopgood ...
Simmons
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Young Jim Craig returns to the Australian high country, after being away herding the horses he caught and sold, in order to provide a stake for his future. He finds things quite different than when he left: his girlfriend, Jessica Harrison, is being pursued by a rich suitor, Jessica's father wants him out of her life, and the residents of the high country are being driven out by the wealthier low country ranchers. Jim definitely has his work cut out for him. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy

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The man is back!


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15 April 1988 (USA)  »

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$13,687,027 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Return to Snowy River (1988) & its substitute title, "Return to Snowy River" date of release: Friday, April 15th, 1988, to many, is the IRS' Income Tax deadline date. It was also 123 years after Saturday, April 15th, 1865, President,Abraham Lincoln's life-loss, after he was the first President, that was assassinated, on Good Friday, April 14th, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, while he was watching play, "Our American Cousin". See more »

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When Harrison has left to find Jessica after she tells him she is going to speak to Jim, we see Harrison riding over a hill with a number of riders behind him. However, Jake and the other mountain men are in the group with Harrison, when they are actually in town having a beer at the tavern. This is because the scene was used from the final chase scene of the movie when everyone is in pursuit of Alistair Patton. Furthermore, when Harrison finds Jessica, he has only two other men with him when he says, "You two can head on back." See more »

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Mrs. Darcy: Broaden your minds -- have another beer. Have two!
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Follows The Man from Snowy River (1982) See more »

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30 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the only movie I have ever been to see in the theater where, once the movie was over, everyone (and the place was filled) in the audience was clapping. I was 9/10 at the time, so I wasn't old enough to see the first one in the theaters but I was completely awe-struck and I still am to this day.

This movie, along with its prequel "The Man From Snowy River", are both in my top 10 favorite movies list.

Everyone in the movie was very well-suited for their roles. You loved the right people, hated the right people and forgave the right people.

It's going to continue to be a classic for many decades to come. I give it a 10 out of 10 star, along with its prequel.

It actually came out the same year as another one of my all-time favorites, "Starlight Hotel". Neither of these movies relied on special effects which is another reason the movie is so great. It really feels like you're right there along for the ride.

I recommend this movie to everyone - young, old, male, female. It's definitely worth taking two hours out of your time to watch.


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