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Bushfire Moon (1987)

In the Australian outback, a small boy determines to see that a nasty, curmudgeonly miser gets the Christmas spirit.

Director:

George Miller

Writer:

Jeff Peck (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dee Wallace ... Elizabeth O'Day (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
John Waters ... Patrick O'Day
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Max Bell (as Charles Tingwell)
Bill Kerr ... Trevor Watson
Nadine Garner ... Sarah O'Day
Grant Piro ... Angus Watson
Andrew Ferguson Andrew Ferguson ... Ned O'Day
Francis Bell Francis Bell ... Sharkey
Christopher Stevenson Christopher Stevenson ... Jamie
Kim Gyngell ... Hungry Bill
David Ravenswood David Ravenswood ... Mr. Gullett
Maggie Millar Maggie Millar ... Mrs. Gullett
Francine Ormrod Francine Ormrod ... Penelope Gullett
Bruce Kilpatrick Bruce Kilpatrick ... Adam McKimmie
Callie Gary Callie Gary ... Pip McKimmie
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In the Australian outback, a small boy determines to see that a nasty, curmudgeonly miser gets the Christmas spirit.

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Wishing is believing. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

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great Christmas film
1 November 2004 | by sumnfishySee all my reviews

This is a very good Christmas film that is sweet and funny, but avoids the sappy-ness of many family films. The story concerns a poor family in Austraila whose farm is threatened by a drought. The father worries that he won't have presents to give to his young son. The film has some great parts and the hilarious pig roast scene (remember, Christmas down under is in summer), would make the whole film worthwhile if it wasn't good already. The case of mistaken identity is very amusing and touching, and the landscapes are impressive. Some people may have actually seen this film without realizing it. It was also released in the US under the name "The Christmas Visitor" and in Austraila as "Bushfire Moon"--not sure on that last title. The film is really a change from all the clichéd, typical films seen in the US. I urge people to view this if they are sick of the same old Christmas fare.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1987 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle Down Under See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Entertainment Media See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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