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Cast overview:
John Clarke ...
Wal (voice)
Peter Rowley ...
Dog (voice)
Rangi (voice)
Fiona Samuel ...
Cheeky Hobson / Pongo (voice)
Peter Hayden ...
Irish Murphy (voice)
Dorothy McKegg ...
Aunt Dolly (voice)
Billy T. James ...
Pawai (voice)
Brian Sergent ...
Spit Murphy (voice)
Hunk Murphy (voice)
Michael Haigh ...
Rugby Commentator (voice)


Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will the Dog win the affections of the lovely Jess? Will Wal make a good impression on the All Black selectors at Saturdays rugby match? Can Rangi and Pongo save Cooch's prize stag from the depths of Blackwater station, home of the Murphy's, their vicious dogs and deadly croco-pigs? All this and more will be answered as the small town of Raupo comes to life on the big screen. Written by Evan Yates

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Release Date:

9 April 1987 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tail Tale  »

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This is the first full-length animated feature made by the New Zealand film industry. See more »


Wal: [after closing his cupboard, stuff on top falls on him] Ah, shit!
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The copyright warning has the added message "Anyone caught pirating this picture will be eaten by The Murphys' Hellhounds." See more »


Referenced in Outrageous Fortune: Get Thee to Bed (2006) See more »


You Oughta Be In Love
Written & Performed by Dave Dobbyn
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One of a Kind
30 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie was bloody excellent - sorry but its almost like a opening line by Wallace Footrot. Anyways They are releasing this movie on DVD for the first time in almost 20 years on November the 9th, 2005. The movie set the scene for many New Zealanders or as we call them Kiwi's. It shows the life on the farm, as well as the sport that many Kiwi's love, Rugby. the life of a jealous dog who loves his owner and Loves his owner to love him. The trials and tribulations of a Dog, and owner relationship, with the beautiful animal lover neighbor, his pet cat, named horse who is ferocious and a fine example or a fine male dominant cat. We can forget the many others in this movie as well

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