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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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Alistair Patton
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Seb
Bryan Marshall ...
Hawker
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Patton Snr.
Peter Cummins ...
Jake
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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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15 April 1988 (USA)  »

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$13,687,027
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In Disney Channel's 1999-2002 series "So Weird" Season 1 Episode 12 (Coma), "Return to Snowy River" is the featured movie at a theater in the hometown of a woman who is stuck in an alternate reality of her past. The characters use the clue that the movie had come out 11 years previous to help the woman "find her way home" in the childhood version of the town and thus awake from the coma. See more »

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The final fight with Alistair, Jim's coat is sliced by Alistair's sword and there is a large bloodstain on it. In the subsequent scene in the bar when he is speaking with Jessica and Mr. Harrison he is wearing the same coat but there is no cut in the sleeve or bloodstain. See more »

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Harrison: You haven't been outside this house in days.
Jessica: I thought this is where you wanted me -- looking decorative, waiting for the suitors to call.
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Follows The Man from Snowy River (1982) See more »

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A ghastly mistake
23 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

The original movie, Man From Snowy River, is one of the best I've seen, nearly perfect. A Lady and the Tramp storyline in two senses--rich girl/poor boy, and ability vs. bloodline. The sequel, however, is not only a shameless attempt to capitalize on the good name of the original but also a ridiculous, overblown Disneyfied mess best summarized as "Rambo Meets the Black Stallion." Without the charm of The Black Stallion. The young hero comes back from a 3-year absence, and suddenly he's Superman on horseback; in the original, good film, he was real and believable, but sadly reduced to a caricature in the sequel. I've hardly been as disappointed in a movie, and at times this thing made me quite angry--they missed hardly a cliché. Brazen audience manipulation--do studio heads think that all you have to do with a horse-loving audience is put pretty horses in front of them, to make them happy? A mess of a movie.


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