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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), John Dixon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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 ... 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.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Burt Lancaster and Robert Mitchum were also considered for the dual role played by Kirk Douglas. 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

Curly: [to Jim Craig] I heard you broke in more then the colt while we were away...Did you have to use your spurs boy!
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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

Spoofed in Young Einstein (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Bagatelle in A Minor
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Still my favorite
19 April 2003 | by TexVanWinkleSee all my reviews

Shawshank is superb. Roman Holiday is perfect. Raiders is a blast. But The Man from Snowy River has been, is, and always will be my favorite movie. Some movies just match your personality more than others, trumping any technical deficiencies they may have. No, Snowy River doesn't have the best acting, the best screenplay, the best direction. But in all of them it's great, and the combination of the story, the cast, the scenery, and music (Bruce Rowland deserved an Oscar for his score) is much greater than the sum of its parts. For me, it's everything a movie ought to be: uplifting, heartwarming, optimistic, romantic, adventurous. It swept me away when I was 13 and its magic hasn't dimmed at 34. What a wonderful movie.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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