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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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26 December 1997 (Australia)  »

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Kinda goofy but OK for family fare
14 November 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This movie is reminiscent of the Wonderful World of Disney from the 1970's. It is similar in many ways to "Air Bud" or "Monkey Trouble" but a little bit more on the slapstick side. It has a fairly predictable plot line and some corny lightning shots, but nothing too scary for young kids (and the kangaroos are sort of cute).

Young Billy is a bit of an oddball locally because he is very fond of animals (even giant ants). When the obnoxious neighboring farm hires a city slicker to clear the 'roos off their property, one baby kangaroo (Joey) is left behind. Billy then strikes out for Sydney in an attempt to reunite Joey with his parents. Along the way he meets the American Ambassador's daughter and they team up to stop an illegal kangaroo fight. The cops are bumbling, the villains are melodramatic, and the kids are plucky. Just what you'd expect, but a diverting watch nonetheless.


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