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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cody
... Gaza
Rachel Friend ... Wendy
... Jane
Dempsey Knight ... Charlie Pride
... Ricketts
Chris Gregory ... Wheatley
Mark Knight ... Henry
Dennis Miller ... Mr. Cannon
... Mrs. Cannon
Laurie Dobson ... Gleason
Jay Mannering ... Haggard
... Beilby
Howard Eynon ... Ranger
David Ravenswood ... Kauffman
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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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1 May 1986 (USA)  »

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

Goofs

The water pumps used to drain the waterhole would not work as the waterhole is the lowest point in the landscape and the water would merely drain back in. See more »

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Ricketts: Son, every time that brain of yours starts punching out data, public property is in danger, women cry and dogs bark.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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