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Robbery Under Arms (1985)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 28 March 1985 (Australia)
Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the ... See full summary »

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Rolf Boldrewood (novel), Michael Jenkins (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Capt. Starlight
Steven Vidler ... Dick Marston
Christopher Cummins Christopher Cummins ... Jim Marston
Liz Newman Liz Newman ... Gracey
Jane Menelaus Jane Menelaus ... Aileen
Andy Anderson ... George
Deborah Coulls Deborah Coulls ... Kate
Susie Lindeman ... Jeannie
Elaine Cusick Elaine Cusick ... Mum
Ed Devereaux ... Ben
Tommy Lewis ... Warrigal
Robert Grubb ... Sir Frederick Morringer
David Bradshaw David Bradshaw ... Goring
John Dick John Dick ... Trooper Fall
Michael Duffield Michael Duffield ... Mr. Falkland
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Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the mini-series boom of the 1980s and lensed in the Flinders Ranges, it stars Sam Neill as the infamous Captain Starlight. Written by Jamie Skinner

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The Legend of Captain Starlight See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1985 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Robo a Mano Armado See more »

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Budget:

AUD7,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both this filmed production, and the previous filmed version of the story, 'Robbery Under Arms' (1957), both shot in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia, with both productions utilizing there the location of Wilpena Pound. See more »

Alternate Versions

This filmed production was released both as a theatrical feature film and as a television mini-series. See more »

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Great Western... Australian Style!
2 June 1999 | by avatar6See all my reviews

I never have been a big fan of westerns, but this movie quickly became a favorite! The fact that it is presented from the point-of-view of the "bad" guy, creates an interesting perspective. I do enjoy this movie immensely, and this is partly why. By the end of the film, I found myself sympathizing with the "bad" characters, despite the fact that they were thieves and cheaters. The plot was simple, but didn't need more. I did find some parts of the film unique. This is refreshing in a time when movies are so often alike. If you are looking for a movie that's good fun, and solidly acted, this is the movie for you! Even if you don't like westerns!


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