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Lucky Miles (2007)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 19 July 2007 (Australia)
Three mismatched blokes are stranded in the Australian desert.
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Credited cast:
Kenneth Moraleda ... Arun
Rodney Afif ... Youssif Al-Samer
Sri Sacdpraseuth Sri Sacdpraseuth ... Ramelan (as Srisacd Sacdpraseuth)
Don Hany ... Private Greg Plank
Glen Shea Glen Shea ... Sergeant O'Shane
Sawung Jabo Sawung Jabo ... Muluk
Arif Hidayat Arif Hidayat ... Abdu
Deborah Mailman ... Lisa (voice)
Majid Shokor ... Saleh
Osamah Sami ... Fiark
Edwin Hodgeman ... Coote
Gillian Jones Gillian Jones ... Chris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Majed Abbas Majed Abbas ... Hussam
Asaad Abdulrazak Asaad Abdulrazak ... Abbas
Don Barker Don Barker ... Pub Regular #1


An Indonesian fishing boat abandons a group of Iraqi and Cambodian men on a remote part of the Western Australian coast. Told there is a bus over the dunes, the men are abandoned to a desert the size of Poland. While most are quickly rounded up, three men with little in common but their history of misfortune elude capture and begin an epic but confused journey drawn on by their hopes amplified by the empty desert. Pursued by an army reservist unit more concerned with playing ball sports and music, our three protagonists wander deeper into trouble, searching desperately among the harsh beauty of the Pilbara for evidence of a western, liberal democracy. Or the promised bus. Written by ex Wikipedia

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They started as strangers, by journey's end they'd nearly killed each other See more »


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Did You Know?


The picture was nominated for 2 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards in 2007, for Best Film and Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted), but the film failed to take home a gong in either category. See more »


Youssif Al-Samer: Did you kill him?
Ramelan: [holding shovel] No, I hit him with this.
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Featured in The Making of 'Lucky Miles' (2007) See more »

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Excellent small Outback film
26 December 2007 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

One of my favourites of 2007

It is simply a really well put together film about boat people trying to sneak into, and then around, the Northern territories.

Every situation is handled with suitable aplomb: there is plenty of genuine laughs as well as great character development as the main protagonists fall out with each other and gradually form real bonds. There is a lovely touch throughout of subtitling the speaker rather than the screen and this works superbly.

For a film with such a small plot it delivers a real punch: it is far more human, and enjoyable than many bigger costume dramas,, or big budget efforts.

It really is worth the view, and I can't wait to see the next effort by Michael James Roland because this one is seriously good: funny, poignant, exciting, and above all, a film about finding.

Warmly recommended

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English | Khmer | Gumatj | French | Arabic | Indonesian

Release Date:

19 July 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Célegyenes See more »


Box Office


AUD3,100,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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