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Return to Snowy River (1988)

The Man from Snowy River II (original title)
Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.

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Geoff Burrowes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burlinson ... Jim Craig
Sigrid Thornton ... Jessica
Brian Dennehy ... Harrison
Nicholas Eadie ... Alistair Patton
Mark Hembrow ... Seb
Bryan Marshall ... Hawker
Rhys McConnochie ... Patton Snr.
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Jake
Cornelia Frances ... Mrs. Darcy
Tony Barry ... Jacko
Wyn Roberts ... Priest (as Wynn Roberts)
Alec Wilson Alec Wilson ... Patton's Croney
Peter Browne Peter Browne ... Reilly
Alan Hopgood Alan Hopgood ... Simmons
Mark Pennell ... Collins
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Storyline

Young Jim Craig returns to the Australian high country, after being away herding the horses he caught and sold, in order to provide a stake for his future. He finds things quite different than when he left: his girlfriend, Jessica Harrison, is being pursued by a rich suitor, Jessica's father wants him out of her life, and the residents of the high country are being driven out by the wealthier low country ranchers. Jim definitely has his work cut out for him. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy

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The Man Is Back ! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return to Snowy River See more »

Filming Locations:

Mansfield, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,023,248, 17 April 1988

Gross USA:

$13,687,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,687,027
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Return to Snowy River (1988) & its substitute title, "Return to Snowy River" date of release: Friday, April 15th, 1988, to many, is the IRS' Income Tax deadline date. It was also 123 years after Saturday, April 15th, 1865, President,Abraham Lincoln's life-loss, after he was the first President, that was assassinated, on Good Friday, April 14th, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, while he was watching play, "Our American Cousin". See more »

Goofs

When Harrison has left to find Jessica after she tells him she is going to speak to Jim, we see Harrison riding over a hill with a number of riders behind him. However, Jake and the other mountain men are in the group with Harrison, when they are actually in town having a beer at the tavern. This is because the scene was used from the final chase scene of the movie when everyone is in pursuit of Alistair Patton. Furthermore, when Harrison finds Jessica, he has only two other men with him when he says, "You two can head on back." See more »

Quotes

Harrison: You haven't been outside this house in days.
Jessica: I thought this is where you wanted me -- looking decorative, waiting for the suitors to call.
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Follows The Man from Snowy River (1982) See more »

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An absolutely beautiful end to an awesome story!!
25 March 2002 | by suzyq267See all my reviews

Burlinson and Thornton give an outstanding performance in this movie, along with Dennehy. Although it is at first thought to be only about love, it really goes down deeper than that. The beauty of nature captures this movie, placing among one of the best I have ever seen. The horse scenes are absolutely fantastic!! Any horse-lovers out there will love this movie!


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