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Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey after its family is captured and taken to Sydney. Billy travels to Sydney to reunite Joey with his family only to discover ... See full summary »

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Ian Barry

Writers:

Maxwell Grant (story), Stuart Beattie (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Croft ... Billy McGregor
Alex McKenna ... Linda Ross
Rebecca Gibney ... Penny McGregor
Harold Hopkins ... Kanga Catcher
Tony Briggs ... Mick
Ruth Cracknell Ruth Cracknell ... Sylvia Vanderberg
Ed Begley Jr. ... Ambassador Ted Ross
Martin Jacobs Martin Jacobs ... Constable Walker
Danny Adcock Danny Adcock ... ASIO Detective
Grant Piro Grant Piro ... John O'Bannon
Paul Denny Paul Denny ... Davo
Andrew Booth Andrew Booth ... Officer Wines
George Kapiniaris George Kapiniaris ... Spiros
Richard Moir ... School Teacher
Peter Kowitz Peter Kowitz ... Senator
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Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey after its family is captured and taken to Sydney. Billy travels to Sydney to reunite Joey with his family only to discover that Joey is not the only one who needs to be saved. Linda, the young daughter of the U.S. Ambassador joins Billy as they fight to save Joey. Written by Anonymous

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The story of the greatest adventure two friends could ever have...finding their way home See more »


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Rated PG for brief, mild language and menace | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1997 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hier kommt Joey See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Satisfying Slapstick
4 April 2012 | by nevadalukeSee all my reviews

This is a great way to spend 90 minutes watching a movie with your kid.

The comedy is broad and lighthearted, the child actors are cheery and enjoyable to watch and the mother, played by Rebecca Gibney, is a sympathetic and well-crafted character.

It's not often a baby kangaroo shows up in an animal movie, and this one (or however many played the part of Joey) is deployed with plenty of charm.

I might also add that this was an especially fine turn for Miss McKenna, who comes across as lovable without being the least bit annoying.

And, thankfully, the Australian accents by the actors from down under were also softened for the American ear. I, for one, find that the harshest Aussie accents are among the most painful sounds made by the human voice.

I give this a strong recommendation -- it's easy to find on the Netflix instant queue.


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