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The Quest (1985)

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.

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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 Cannon
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 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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Cody is an adventurer who is about to explore the depths of a legend. 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The main water scenes were filmed at Moorooduc quarry Mt Eliza See more »

Goofs

Australian children would not dive fully clothed in a lake, river, etc. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Pride: You wanna know about spirit business?
Cody: Like bunyips, sir? Like donkegin?
Charlie Pride: Are you a man?
Cody: I'm a boy.
Charlie Pride: Maybe we find out, eh.
Cody: Sir?
Charlie Pride: You like to dance?
Cody: Dance?
Charlie Pride: You like to dance with the devil?
Cody: I don't understand.
[...]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Rockabilly Fever
Written and performed by El Prezzos
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Ever wondered what's at the bottom?
6 May 2004 | by eepiweeSee all my reviews

It's been many years since I've seen this movie but I'm working on making it a part of my collection. Basically, there's an eerie, spooky, creepy pond that perks a boy's curiosity. The boy, Cody, starts investigating an old legend about "Donkegin" and/or "frog dreamings," all this I don't quite remember but I do remember certain parts as being incredibly intriguing. As a kid, and even today, I've always been fascinated with lakes and ponds, always wondering what's at the bottom. I believe they even get some underwater footage at some point when Cody wears an old-fashioned dive suit! This is an excellent adventure movie that's great for the whole family! Highly recommended!


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