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Australia (2008)

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Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director:

Baz Luhrmann

Writers:

Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Baz Luhrmann (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shea Adams Shea Adams ... Carney Boy #3
Eddie Baroo ... Bull
Ray Barrett ... Ramsden
Tony Barry ... Sergeant Callahan
Jamal Sydney Bednarz ... Mission Boy (as Jamal Bednarz-Metallah)
Damian Bradford Damian Bradford ... Constable #1
Bryan Brown ... King Carney
Nathin Butler ... Carney Boy #1
Tara Carpenter Tara Carpenter ... Essential Services Woman
Rebecca Chatfield Rebecca Chatfield ... Magarri's Niece
Lillian Crombie Lillian Crombie ... Bandy Legs
Max Cullen ... Old Drunk
Essie Davis ... Cath Carney
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ... Father Benedict
Michelle Dyzla Michelle Dyzla ... Hairdresser
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Storyline

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Australia | USA

Release Date:

26 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Austrália See more »

Filming Locations:

Bowen, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,800,723, 30 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,554,002, 26 March 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,342,221, 30 June 2012
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Faraway Downs was dismantled in 2011. An indigenous organization in Kimberley, Western Australia, claimed it was located on their land and requested its removal. Despite a report predicting it could attract as many as 90,000 visitors annually if restored with an Australia movie theme, Tourism Western Australia decided not to keep Faraway Downs as a tourist attraction. See more »

Goofs

During the Charity Ball, the bandleader calls for a foxtrot. The band plays "Begin the Beguine," which is not a foxtrot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nullah: My grandfather, King George, he take'em me walkabout, teach me black fella way. Grandfather teach'em me most important lesson of all. Tell'em story. That day I down the billabong. King George, he teach me how to catch'em fish using magic song. See, I not black fella. I not white fella either. Them white fellas call me mixed-blood, half-caste, creamy. I belong to no one.
King George: That day I see'em them white fellas. They were pushing them cheeky bulls across the river onto Carney land.
Nullah: [...]
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Referenced in Wetten, dass..?: Wetten, dass..? aus Stuttgart (2008) See more »

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Produced by Baz Luhrmann (as BLAM), Anton Monsted (as BLAM), & Felix Meagher
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It's not as bad as critics said..
8 March 2018 | by BatmanFunReviewsSee all my reviews

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman give 2 amazing perfomances in this heart pound Australian Drama and in my opinion this film is underrated and better than Kidman's most recent projects. The actors do a great job, the characters are well written and the sets are breath taking. (A+)


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