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Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)

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When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around ... See full summary »


Michael Rubbo


Michael Rubbo
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Evans Lucas Evans ... Ralph James
Anthony Rogers Anthony Rogers ... Tommy Tricker
Jill Stanley Jill Stanley ... Nancy James
Andrew Whitehead Andrew Whitehead ... Albert
Paul Popowich ... Cass
Han Yun Han Yun ... Mai Ling
Chen Yuan Tao Chen Yuan Tao ... Chen Tow
Catherine Wright Catherine Wright ... Cheryl
Cree Rubbo Cree Rubbo ... Cree
Rufus Wainwright ... Singer
Ron Lea ... Brin James
Linda E. Smith Linda E. Smith ... Jane James (as Linda Smith)
John Dapery John Dapery ... Mr. Bronson
William James William James ... Phil
Etienne DeMaisonneuve Etienne DeMaisonneuve ... Connie


When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious Charles Merriweather, who never returned on a stamp for 75 years. Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?


Rufus Wainwright's first time acting in a film. See more »


The letters and postcards often change (handwriting, pen color, format of the address). This happens, for instance, with the postcard mailed from Canada to China, and the letter from Australia to Canada. See more »


Tommy Tricker: Ask me no questions. I'll tell you no lies.
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Followed by The Return of Tommy Tricker (1994) See more »


Ralph, come back!
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Very enjoyable film that not many people have heard of. What a shame.
6 December 2001 | by bamptonjSee all my reviews

This was THE movie of my youth, yet none of my childhood friends have heard of it, let alone seen it. I suppose this Canadian production was released straight to video in Australia though, so probably no wonder.

The story revolves around Ralph, an avid stamp collector, and his sister Nancy, who stumble across a mysterious collection that reveals a secret method of traveling across the world on a stamp. Yes, that's right. The traveller repeats a certain chant then shrinks to a hundredth of his or her size, then literally falls into the stamp.

Ralph decides to journey to Australia in hopes of uncovering a missing stamp collection for his dad, but after a series of misadventures, is misdirected to China by the local prankster, Tommy Tricker, who wants to find the expensive collection himself. The rest of the movie relates Ralph's stay in China, and the confrontation between he and Tommy in Australia.

This is a really enjoyable film. I know it's meant for elderly children, but I think anyone below 24 would be pleasantly surprised.

Tommy Tricker reminds a bit of a more abrasive Joey Jeremiah from Degrassi High!

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Release Date:

16 December 1988 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Les aventuriers du timbre perdu See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada See more »

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1.66 : 1
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