Return to Snowy River (1988)
"The Man from Snowy River II" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Western  |  15 April 1988 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Eadie ...
Alistair Patton
Mark Hembrow ...
Bryan Marshall ...
Patton Snr.
Peter Cummins ...
Cornelia Frances ...
Mrs. Darcy
Tony Barry ...
Wyn Roberts ...
Priest (as Wynn Roberts)
Alec Wilson ...
Patton's Croney
Peter Browne ...
Alan Hopgood ...


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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Return to Snowy River  »

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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 »


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 »


Mrs. Darcy: Broaden your minds -- have another beer. Have two!
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Worse Than The Original
12 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, like the first one ("The Man From Snowy River") has the same good and bad features, perhaps even more so than the original. Unfortunately, the bad outweighs the good.

The GOOD - Magnificent scenery, better than the first film. I love those high country shots in Australia. Tom Burlinson is still a likable guy, as "Jim Craig." Bruce Rowland did a nice job with the music, too.

The BAD - Once again we get an extremely obnoxious feminist heroine "Jessica" (Sigrid Thornton) who is a world-class pouter with an extremely annoying face and manner about her. In this film, we also get a big downgrade in who pays the father. Previously it was Kirk Douglas, now replaced by the always -profane Brian Dennehy. Speaking of that, it is a disgrace that a Walt Disney film would includes usages of the Lord's name in vain. That was one reason was almost totally down the tubes in the 1980s. This film, like the first one

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