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Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale (1986)

Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats". Questions will be answered as the small town of Raupo comes to life on the big screen.

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Murray Ball

Writers:

Murray Ball (characters), Murray Ball (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
John Clarke ... Wal (voice)
Peter Rowley Peter Rowley ... Dog (voice)
Rawiri Paratene ... Rangi (voice)
Fiona Samuel Fiona Samuel ... Cheeky Hobson / Pongo (voice)
Peter Hayden Peter Hayden ... Cooch Windgrass / Irish Murphy (voice)
Dorothy McKegg Dorothy McKegg ... Aunt Dolly (voice)
Billy T. James ... Pawai (voice)
Brian Sergent ... Spit Murphy (voice)
Marshall Napier ... Hunk Murphy (voice)
Michael Haigh Michael Haigh ... Rugby Commentator (voice)
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Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealand's most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will the Dog win the affections of the lovely Jess? Will Wal make a good impression on the All Black selectors at Saturdays rugby match? Can Rangi and Pongo save Cooch's prize stag from the depths of Blackwater station, home of the Murphy's, their vicious dogs and deadly croco-pigs? All this and more will be answered as the small town of Raupo comes to life on the big screen. Written by Evan Yates

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Animation | Comedy

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Toward the end of the closing credits, there is a *warning* which reads: Anyone caught pirating this picture will be eaten by the Murphys' Hellhounds.' See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Wal: Those bloody Murphys!
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Crazy Credits

The copyright warning has the added message "Anyone caught pirating this picture will be eaten by The Murphys' Hellhounds." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Outrageous Fortune: Get Thee to Bed (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

You Oughta Be In Love
Written & Performed by Dave Dobbyn
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An animated classic
29 May 1999 | by BusbyNZSee all my reviews

One of the few non-disney animation films that are truly great. This story of rural New Zealand follows the adventures of a farmer, the local kids and a dog- Dog. The only animated feature new zealand has ever produced is a classic. Exciting, hilarious, scary it has everything. The unique style of the comics works well on film and the atmosphere created by the dingy colours at some times is truly immersing. See this movie now!


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Country:

Australia | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tail Tale See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,243
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