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Charlie & Boots (2009)

A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.

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Dean Murphy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Hogan ... Charlie McFarland
Alan Powell ... Rodeo Clown
Shane Jacobson ... Boots McFarland
Morgan Griffin ... Jess
Deborah Kennedy ... Miles Waitress
Bec Asha ... Gunbar Waitress (as Rebecca Asha)
Roy Billing ... Roly
Val Lehman ... Edna (Bowling Lady Driver) (as Valerie Lehman)
Lisa N Edwards ... Graeme's Wife
Alec Wilson Alec Wilson ... Rodeo Worker 1
Reg Evans ... Mac
Michael Morley Michael Morley ... Young Cowboy Rodeo
Anne Phelan Anne Phelan ... Female Truckie
Di Smith Di Smith ... Strawberry Lady (as Diane Smith)
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn ... Val
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A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

3 September 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Crocodile Daddy See more »

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Budget:

AUD 8,000,000 (estimated)
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Instinct Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Upon reaching the top of Australia, the characters look out at open water, however there are two islands (York and Eborac Island) which have been digitally removed from this shot. See more »

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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

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High Octane
Written by Mark Hawkins
Performed by The Flattrakkers (as The Flattrackers)
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Aussie Father and Son road trip is OK
2 September 2009 | by bassrourkeSee all my reviews

The iconic (in Australia) Paul Hogan, Crocodile Dundee himself, returns to the big screen in a fairly good comedy/drama which is essentially a road trip that tourism Australia would relish. Charlie is grieving the loss of his wife and is taken by his estranged son Boots, on a trip up to north Queensland. Their ambition is to go fishing at the most northern tip of the country in Cape York. Along the way through Victoria, into New South Wales and up in Queensland they visit many famous locales. The banter between the two is great, they have good chemistry. Shane Jacobson as Boots is best known as Toilet cleaner Kenny, a popular Aussie comedy of the same name There is some amusing, but obviously set up comical moments, especially involving one very butch female truck driver and her attention towards Charlie. Over all, seeing this with a big crowd as I did will help the ambiance of the laid back jokes. There are some serious moments, but not many beyond sentimental family issues. The young hitchhiker is the best inclusion of the story. A travelogue of sorts disguised as a movie, but stay on during the credits for a sly remark from Hoges when crossing the Sydney harbor Bridge, a place where he once worked as a painter.


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