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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
Tony Barry ...
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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15 April 1988 (USA)  »

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$13,687,027 (USA)
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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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In the final fight between Alistar and Jim, Alistar draws his sword and prepares to strike Jim. As Jim is riding towards him, his left arm already has a blood stain on it before he's been sliced by the sword. 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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Impressive sequel worthy of recognition
20 February 2000 | by (Stirling, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Such a masterpiece as the first of these two Snowy River films was, the sequel to The Man From Snowy River is everything that a follow-up should be. It does not tread on the toes of its predecessor, preferring to leave the legend that was the first film live on in some unique immortality.

The Man From Snowy River II is based upon the return of Jim Craig to the Snowy River country after a three year absence. The film subtly tells a tale of change in the nineteenth century, of Australian history, legend and horses. The storyline demonstrates a touch of Hollywood in lighter shades, an aspect that was absolutely absent in the first film, yet this blends uniquely with the a distinct sense of Australian patriotism. The plot is far more vibrant than the first film, and much more showy, with particular aspects of the previous incorporated into the film, yet The Man From Snowy River II possesses every essential characteristic of the first film; sensationally beautiful cinematography, a stunning focus of the Australian high country, the second most impressive footage of horses ever filmed, and a fantastic and deeply moving soundtrack by Bruce Rowland which equals the first in every way. Geoff Burrowes has done a superb job with this film, and it is highly worthy of recognition, especially with regard to the quality of the Australian Film Industry. The lead cast, from Tom Burlinson to Sigrid Thornton, and a well-replaced Brian Dennehy, carry off their parts with as much passion and distinction as the first film. As far as sequels can go, The Man From Snowy River II is a masterpiece; a deeply moving and inspirational experience yet again.


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