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Oyster Farmer (2004)

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A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.

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Jack Flange (as Alex O'Lachlan)
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Mumbles
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Pearl
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Trish
Claudia Harrison ...
Nikki Flange
Alan Cinis ...
Slug
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Skippy
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Heath
Gary Henderson ...
Oyster Farmer Barry
Bill Wisely ...
Old Man Peterson
Brian Howarth ...
Barney
Ian Johnson ...
Oyster Farmer #1
Peter Johnson ...
Oyster Farmer #2
Lloyd Spencer ...
Oyster Farmer #3
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Jack Flange leaves the big city for a respite in Australia's Hawkesbury River region, where generations of oyster fishermen (and maybe one woman) have made a living, built histories, and piled up grievances. Jack finds a small-town mentality, with pluses and minuses. There's also a recent burglary and lots of missing cash. Jack gets a job oystering; his boss is separated from a woman of invention, Jack's attracted to a chambermaid turned letter carrier, and there are plenty of mine fields for a city boy to step through. Jack also has a sister, who's ill, to worry about. It's a river journey of self discovery. Is he passing through, or has he found home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Risk is an aphrodisiac.

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30 June 2005 (Australia)  »

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Anazitontas ton erota  »

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$109,603 (Australia) (5 August 2005)

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$1,145,961 (Australia) (5 August 2005)
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Brownie: [of Jack's new love interest] She'll ruin you, mate. She's high maintenance.
Jack Flange: How's that?
Brownie: See those boots she's got on?
Jack Flange: Yeah.
Brownie: Cost over a thousand bucks.
Jack Flange: Bullshit.
Brownie: No, her mom told me. *Designer*, apparently.
Jack Flange: How d'you reckon she pays for them?
Brownie: [gives him a long look] Hairy checkbook, mate.
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All Aussie......
21 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A great Australian romantic comedy about life and love on the Hawksbury River. The scenes in this film are all very beautiful and captivating, with mention of popular tourist destinations such as Gosford.

New to the big screen, actor Alex O'Lachlan shines as the clumsy thief with the unfortunate name, Jack Flange who robs the local fish markets in order to pay for his sisters hospital bills after a car accident. Jack then posts the money to himself but it suspiciously never arrives and he begins to suspect everyone around him of taking it.

Jack Thompson makes an appearance and Dianna Glenn is charming as the lovable Pearl.

If you like Australian films, you'll love The Oyster Farmer.


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