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16 September 1993 (Australia) See more »
The magic of the mountain. The obsession of a man. The beauty of the Silver Brumby.
A mother tells her daughter a fable about the prince of the brumbies, brumby being a term for the feral horses of Australia, who must find its place among its kind, while one man makes it his mission to capture it and tame it. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Caroline Goodall ... Elyne Mitchell

Russell Crowe ... The Man
Amiel Daemion ... Indi Mitchell (as Ami Daemion)
Johnny Raaen ... Jock
Buddy Tyson ... Darcy
Graeme Fullgrabe ... Auctioneer
Gary Amos ... Rider
Murray Chesson ... Rider
John Coles ... Rider
Danny Cook ... Rider
Peter Faithfull ... Rider
Richard Faithfull ... Rider
Charles A. Harris ... Ride (as Charles Harris)
Cody Harris ... Rider
Ken Mitchell ... Rider
Kristen Olsson ... Rider
Helen Packer ... Rider
Barry Stephan ... Rider
David Stoney ... Rider
Harley Young ... Rider

Directed by
John Tatoulis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elyne Mitchell  written by
Jon Stephens  written by
John Tatoulis  written by

Produced by
Brian Burgess .... line producer
Judy Malmgren .... associate producer
William T. Marshall .... executive producer
Colin South .... producer
John Tatoulis .... producer
Original Music by
Tassos Ioannides 
Cinematography by
Mark Gilfedder 
Film Editing by
Peter Burgess 
Casting by
Gregory Apps 
Production Design by
Phil Chambers 
Art Direction by
Peter Kendall 
Set Decoration by
Adele Flere 
Costume Design by
Jane Hyland 
Margot Lindsay 
Makeup Department
Paul Pattison .... additional makeup artist
Kirsten Veysey .... makeup artist
Production Management
Yvonne Collins .... production manager
Peter Culpan .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Jones .... first assistant director: additional photography
Neville Mason .... second assistant director
Stephen Saks .... first assistant director
Art Department
Adele Flere .... props buyer
Sound Department
Pete Best .... sound re-recording mixer
James Currie .... sound re-recording mixer
Gavin Myers .... sound effects editor
Glenn Newnham .... sound editor
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Brian Pearce .... special effects
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesca Bosch .... clapper loader
Freddo Dierck .... key grip
Johnny Earthmover .... gaffer
Peter Falk .... focus puller
Miriana Marusic .... focus puller: second unit
Harry Panagiotidis .... camera operator
Bruce Phillips .... focus puller
Peter Stott .... clapper loader
Peter Zakharov .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Nick Hamon .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Stephen Kent .... assistant editor
Music Department
Robin Gray .... music scoring engineer
Spyros Rantos .... conductor
Other crew
Jennifer Barty .... production coordinator
Tom Burstall .... completion representative
Peter Culpan .... location manager
Julie Feddersen .... continuity
Kylie Harding .... base office liaison
Tom Heuzenroeder .... work experience
Emma Jamvold .... production assistant
Alan Finney .... thanks

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A horsy Hamlet, 14 October 2000
Author: niamhr from Vancouver, Canada

King of the Silver Brumbies is the story of Thowra, the Silver Stallion. Born of the wind to powerful parents, this horse prince learns, loves and loses in the wild bush of Australia. Like Hamlet facing madness, Thowra uses intelligence to regain his family but ends up losing much more while the legend lives on. This is the main plot and storyline -- but there is a deeper message.

Man's ability to adapt to his environment causes conflict and chaos in nature. His need to conquer, this gift/curse from Pandora of greed and the desire to possess, forces submission upon proud beasts and destroys the nature that should bring him peace. This battle between man and beast plays throughout the story while the message of unity with nature is pressed on.

The ability to feel the messages of the trees, the soothing comfort of the wind, the healing rays of the sun is epitomized as the answer to all of man's problems. Through the power of knowledge, love of family and strength of conviction -- and overall else, faith in the world around him -- Thowra conquers his fears and finds his rightful place in the complex network of nature. Unfortunately, as is the point above, man is not a part of nature, and his greedy determination can destroy, but in the end, no one can tame the truly free.

A beautifully filmed story, it takes us to the breathtaking highlands of Australia, showing us the raw forces of its landscapes, skies and inhabitants. Also well acted by veterans Caroline Goodall of Shindler's List and a younger, very handsome if somewhat typical Russell Crowe of Gladiator fame. Mr. Crowe seems well in his element, accent and all. One can tell straight-off -- this is his territory. Ms. Goodall does a superb job of immortalizing Thowra's spirit with dignity and respect.

Overall a wonderful story for children 8+ (especially girls with a love of horses) and those lucky individuals who happen to be young at heart.

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