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Ten-year-old Danny rescues an emu's egg and goes to great lengths to care for it.


James Badger (story), David Haythornwaite


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Cast overview:
Ken Talbott Ken Talbott ... Danny
Paul Daniel Paul Daniel ... Frank
Kerry Wald Kerry Wald ... Billy
Jeff Truman ... Teacher
Julie Hamilton ... Mum
Keith Holloway Keith Holloway ... Dad
Kati Edwards Kati Edwards ... Librarian


Ten-year-old Danny rescues an emu's egg and goes to great lengths to care for it.

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1 October 1988 (Netherlands) See more »

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21 October 2013 | by HaycroftSee all my reviews

I have a vague memory of watching this movie in primary school sometime in the 80's, but its a happy memory. The basic story is about Danny, a boy in a rural Australian school who finds an emu egg, not entirely sure how or why, but being a good kid decides to look after it by keeping it in a footy beanie and under a hot lamp. The rest of the film is hazy, I think he has to deal with bullies, parents and teachers, classic school scenarios and situations. However, the climax of the film has for some reason has Danny carrying the emu egg under his shirt in the school parade, it suddenly hatches and all the townspeople rejoice. Turns out this film is still Australian schools for a bit of history and for simply being a good story.

Nostalgic at best.

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