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The Quest (1986)

Frog Dreaming (original title)
Still grieving the loss of his parents, a young boy living in Australia finds himself caught up in the magic of an Aboriginal myth that might be more real than anyone knows.

Writer:

Everett De Roche (as Everett DeRoche)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Thomas ... Cody
Tony Barry ... Gaza
Rachel Friend Rachel Friend ... Wendy
Tamsin West ... Jane
Dempsey Knight Dempsey Knight ... Charlie Pride
John Ewart ... Ricketts
Chris Gregory Chris Gregory ... Wheatley
Mark Knight Mark Knight ... Henry
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ... Mr. Cannon
Katy Manning ... Mrs. Cannon
Laurie Dobson Laurie Dobson ... Gleason
Jay Mannering Jay Mannering ... Haggard
Tim Hughes ... Beilby
Howard Eynon Howard Eynon ... Ranger
David Ravenswood David Ravenswood ... Kauffman
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Storyline

American boy, Cody, whose parents have died, lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes across some strange events happening in Devil's Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about "frog dreamings". Cody tries to investigate... Written by <kuchkoe@ucunix.san.uc.edu>

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The greatest adventure of childhood is about to begin... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Quest See more »

Filming Locations:

Frankston, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are several mentions made of a 'bunyip/ bunyips'. A bunyip is a mythical Australian creature, like a 'sasquatch'. See more »

Goofs

The film was targeted at the American market. There are several instances of the characters using language more appropriate for US individuals rather than Australian ones e.g "barf", "blacks". See more »

Quotes

Cody: When you were my age and you wanted to do something and your parents wouldn't let you 'cause it was too dangerous, would you have promised them or would you have lied?
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Finished Crying
Written and performed by El Prezzos
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Critics really hate this film.
18 August 2000 | by ZachaSee all my reviews

It's been a very long time since I saw this film. It was called "Frog Dreaming" in Australia. It has a simple, slow rhythm, like in "The Year my Voice Broke". It's not "ET" and its not "Close Encounters", and that's probably what bothers people who pick it up at the video store. Critics hated this film at when it came out at the cinema. I loved it.


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