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Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey after its family is captured and taken to Sydney. Billy travels to Sydney to reunite Joey with his family only to discover ... See full summary »

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Jamie Croft ...
Billy McGregor
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Linda Ross
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Penny McGregor
Harold Hopkins ...
Kanga Catcher
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Mick
Ruth Cracknell ...
Sylvia Vanderberg
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Ambassador Ted Ross
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Constable Walker
Danny Adcock ...
ASIO Detective
Grant Piro ...
John O'Bannon
Paul Denny ...
Davo
Andrew Booth ...
Officer Wines
George Kapiniaris ...
Spiros
Richard Moir ...
School Teacher
Peter Kowitz ...
Senator
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Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey after its family is captured and taken to Sydney. Billy travels to Sydney to reunite Joey with his family only to discover that Joey is not the only one who needs to be saved. Linda, the young daughter of the U.S. Ambassador joins Billy as they fight to save Joey. Written by Anonymous

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The story of the greatest adventure two friends could ever have...finding their way home


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Rated PG for brief, mild language and menace | See all certifications »
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A classic example of Australian humor
14 December 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a great example of Australian humor which is prevalent throughout the movie.

With less known names such as Jamie Croft ("The Real Macaw") and Richard Moir ("Round the Twist"), this movie is bound to be enjoyed by those who appreciate and understand the Australian culture, and more importantly, the humor.

Although a couple of Americans appear in this film, they fit in well with the storyline, which is presented as them being introduced to the Australian way of life, which makes a nice change from the usual attempts which American film makers make to put an Australian spin on what is essentially an American film, mostly unsuccessfully. Being made by an Australian film company and including Americans, this movie simply works.

The storyline is consistent and demonstrates perfectly a true Steve Irwin style approach to animal activism and conservation, in this case, the protection of Australia's most well known animal icon: the kangaroo. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in Australian movies, movies about animals and movies about conservation. But most of all, those who enjoy a good laugh and appreciate the uniqueness of Australian humor.


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