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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 »


[repeated line]
Dog: Ye Gods!
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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 »


Featured in 20 to 1: One-Hit Wonders (2006) See more »


Slice of Heaven
Written by Dave Dobbyn
Performed by Dave Dobbyn & Herbs
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The Best and most Hilarious Animated Film of the 80's
20 May 2000 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

As soon as I saw this film when I was a kid, I fell in love with it! So I got the comic books and have nearly completed the whole collection. If you wanna get a really good laugh, see this movie! IT CRACKS ME UP BIG TIME!

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