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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 »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 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.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man from Snowy River See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$694,126, 7 November 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,659,423
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »

Goofs

When in the wild, the stallion has well groomed hoofs and horse-shoes that are clearly visible from the front view of the horse. If he had shoes on from when he was a colt then his hoofs would have out grown the shoes. See more »

Quotes

Harrison: You have a long way to go yet, lad.
Spur: He's not a lad, brother, he's man. He's a man!
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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

Referenced in Getaway: Golden Getaway: Getaway Goes Wild (2007) See more »

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Fantastic!!!
5 June 2013 | by apensa67See all my reviews

Disregard the goofs, inconsistencies and any other flaws that are mentioned in the reviews. This movie is beautifully photographed; in many cases, I don't know how. Great horse riding....again, I don't know how and the music raises goose bumps. This movie is any frustrated "cowboy's" dream. It is unbelievable that anyone can stay on a horse in a controlled ride during the scenes. I would love to read more technical details about the filming of this movie......especially how Kirk Douglas was able to fold his leg at the knee and put it all in one pant leg. The camera set ups and shots had to be pure genius to think they actually worked. It is very easy as I said before to overlook, even if you recognize them, any flaws.


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