Outback (1989)
"Minnamurra" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Creed
Alice May Richards
Jack Donaghue
Richard Moir ...
Bill Thompson
Frederick Parslow ...
James Richards
Cornelia Frances ...
Caroline Richards
Michael Winchester ...
Rupert Richards
Maude Richards
Drew Forsythe ...
Henry Iverson
Robert Davis ...
Andrew Sharp ...
Major Tim Swift
Kevin Healy ...
General Partington
Owen Weingott ...
General Smith
Colin Taylor ...


In 1899, in Australia, Alice May Richards is the daughter of the horse breeder James Richards, who is the owner of the ranch Minnamurra. Alice has a crush on the wrangler Jack Donaghueand the wealthy trader Ben Creed has an unrequited love with her. James is in a bad economical situation and his despicable neighbor Allenby wishes to buy his real state, but he does not accept the offer. Meanwhile Donaghue associates to a man called Bill Thompson to convince his neighbors to give money to raise a league of horse breeders of their own. Creed uses his company to secretly help James while Alice is sent to the house of her aunt to learn good manners. Creed decides to investigate Thompson and finds that he is a con man and he warns his neighbors and Donaghue becomes his enemy; however Thompson flees with their money and Donaghue's reputation is ruined. Out of the blue, James dies and Alice returns home and learns the financial condition of her family. Alley uses his henchmen to blow-up ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Nice guy gets misunderstood
8 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For anyone who enjoyed "The Man from Snowy River", here is another great Australian horse flick. The movie cover shows Jeff Fahey, and so there's an assumption that he is the wrangler. He is actually a Merchant (Ben) who calls on a particular wrangler friend (Jack) when business requires the movement of horses. But in the course of events, Jack gets deceived and manipulated by a con man into thinking Ben is trying to steal their business. And a debutante named Alice, being young and naive, doesn't understand Ben's financial maneuvers when he tries to save her father's estate. And so Ben is this nice guy trying to help people that he cares about, but misunderstandings end up making his efforts more painful. This movie features Jeff Fahey at his finest, and it is a mystery to me why it didn't become more popular.

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