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The Echo of Thunder (1998)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 19 April 1998
Scenic settings in Australia enhance this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, a simple yet engaging tale about a teenage girl's adjustment to a new family.

Director:

Simon Wincer

Writers:

Libby Hathorn (novel), H. Haden Yelin (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Davis ... Gladwyn Ritchie
Jamey Sheridan ... Larry Ritchie
Lauren Hewett ... Lara Ritchie
Ernie Dingo ... Neil
Chelsea Yates Chelsea Yates ... Pearl Ritchie
Michael Caton ... Bill Gadrey
Emily Browning ... Opal Ritchie (as Emily Jane Browning)
Jamie Croft ... Gowd Gadrey
James Wright James Wright ... Mr. Calloway
Ben Hanson Ben Hanson ... Jasper Ritchie
James Hanson James Hanson ... Jasper Ritchie
Reg Evans ... Garage Attendant
Linda O'Grady Linda O'Grady ... Bank Woman (as Linda Ross)
Frank Magree ... Driver
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Scenic settings in Australia enhance this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, a simple yet engaging tale about a teenage girl's adjustment to a new family. Written by Erin <erinm@ziplink.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Echo of Thunder (#47.4) See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very generous movie
29 September 2004 | by TVPUBSee all my reviews

It starts like a soap opera, or like one of those moralistic movies we see on Lifetime Channel... It promises to be just a little family movie.

However - it soon becomes an enriching experience, created with lots of generosity. True, without the setting in the Australian outback, and without the isolated family of farmers dealing with unique hardships, probably the movie would have been just a well-done small drama.

But the Australian charm and directness make all the difference. Definitely a "must see"!


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