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The Earthling (1980)

PG | | Adventure, Drama | 24 July 1980 (USA)
Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

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Ross Daley
Olivia Hamnett ...
Bettina Daley
Alwyn Kurts ...
Pat Evison ...
Meg Neilson
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Bobby Burns
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Parnell
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Red
Allan Penney ...
Harlan
Willie Fennell ...
R.C
Walter Pym ...
Uncle
Cul Cullen ...
Dawson
Dawn Gregg ...
Dalton (as Dawn Schroder)
Maggie Blinco ...
Jessica
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in an accident in this remote inhospitable territory. Being unable to accompany the boy back to the civilized world he reluctantly takes him with him on his trip to that valley and teaches him in a rugged way how to survive ... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Solo contra el mundo  »

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Dawn Gregg, the older sister of this film's leading co-star Ricky Schroder, appears in this film with him as Dalton. This is the only ever theatrically released film where the brother and sister both appear. See more »

Goofs

When the camper smashes into the bottom of the ravine, it impacts on its side and the chassis is cleaved in two. In the next (close up) shot, where the boy has descended the cliff to sit by the rear bumper, the vehicle is simply pancaked upside down with an intact chassis. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Australian Customs Agent: Next please. Now what's the purpose of your visit?
Patrick Foley: Uh - passing through.
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Halfway Home
By David Shire and Carol Connors
Sung by Maureen McGovern
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Great outdoor film
1 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

In the tradition of great outdoor films like "Jeremiah Johnson" and "The Edge", this is an emotional film about human survival and love. Great performances by both actors, wonderful cinematography, and a really tight script make this improbably story believable. This can be a hard movie to find, but go to any good video store (not Blockbuster) and they should have it. It seems like nobody knows about this movie, but it is really one to catch on a Saturday afternoon.


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