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The Man from Snowy River (1982)

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In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson (poem), Cul Cullen (script) (as Fred Cul Cullen) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burlinson ... Jim Craig
Terence Donovan Terence Donovan ... Henry Craig
Kirk Douglas ... Harrison / Spur
Tommy Dysart ... Mountain Man
Bruce Kerr ... Man in Street
David Bradshaw David Bradshaw ... Banjo Paterson
Sigrid Thornton ... Jessica Harrison
Jack Thompson ... Clancy
Tony Bonner ... Kane
June Jago June Jago ... Mrs. Bailey
Chris Haywood ... Curly
Kristopher Steele Kristopher Steele ... Moss
Gus Mercurio ... Frew
Howard Eynon Howard Eynon ... Short Man
Lorraine Bayly Lorraine Bayly ... Rosemary Hume
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Storyline

Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven't spoken for years, one of whom was Jim's father's best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl he wants to marry. A 20 year old feud re-erupts, catching Jim and Jessica in the middle of it as Jim is accused of letting a prize stallion loose. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The story of a boy suddenly alone in the world. The men who challenge him. And the girl who helps him become a man.


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Trivia

The Biblical passage that was read under a candle, for light: starts at Genesis, Chapter 30 & verse 27, (King James Version). This Biblical verse is of cattle sheep & goats. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 35 mins) After the brumbies run through the snowfield, there are two men on horseback in the background. See more »

Quotes

Spur: Don't throw effort out to foolishness!
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Crazy Credits

A herd of wild horses stampede over the hills after the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

NBC edited 8 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Version of The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Bagatelle in A Minor
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Grand and Timeless
17 March 2010 | by adrongardnerSee all my reviews

Clint Eastwood and Unforgiven be damned. This is by far the best western of the modern era. Its an Aussie tale, but that does not disqualify it in my books. Lonesome Dove has its group as does Unforgiven. But George Miller's The Man from Snowy River is downright majestic.

There are no stagecoaches, revenge killings, poker games or joking jail hands. There isn't even a climactic standoff in a dusty old town. But there is the hand of a maiden to win and inner demons to slay. The climax isn't a shoot out with a band of criminals, but with a stallion and a lonely ride down a rocky mountain.

Director George Miller draws clear characters and honest human situations. He understands what a camera can do. Scenes of great power play out not in a tired miasma of gunfire or hokey soliloquies, but in the striations of muscle from a horse powering through rock in slow motion. George Miler is a poet. And the Man from Snowy River is a story that will stand the test of time. See it.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$694,126, 7 November 1982

Gross USA:

$20,659,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,659,423
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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