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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.


Dean Murphy
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Credited cast:
Paul Hogan ... Charlie McFarland
Alan Powell ... Rodeo Clown
Morgan Griffin ... Jess
Shane Jacobson ... Boots McFarland
Roy Billing ... Roly
Deborah Kennedy ... Miles Waitress
Alec Wilson Alec Wilson ... Rodeo Worker 1
Lisa N Edwards ... Graeme's Wife
Val Lehman ... Edna (Bowling Lady Driver) (as Valerie Lehman)
Reg Evans ... Mac
Di Smith ... Strawberry Lady (as Diane Smith)
Bec Asha Bec Asha ... Gunbar Waitress (as Rebecca Asha)
Anne Phelan ... Female Truckie
Danny Baldwin Danny Baldwin ... Bucking Horse Rider
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn ... Val


After a family tragedy, estranged brothers Charlie and Boots try and put their differences aside and head off on the road trip of a lifetime - from regional Victoria to the Cape York Peninsula - they overcome many challenges to reach their dream - to fish off the northern most tip of Australia.

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They're on the road to somewhere


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Did You Know?


Boots's car is a 1976 Holden Kingswood. The car now belongs to actor Shane Jacobson who is a Holden enthusiast and collector. See more »


The pilot of the aeroplane says he will show them a stall, and pushes the throttle forwards, and then pulls it back to come out of the stall. That is the wrong way. In every aeroplane the pilot pulls the throttle back to reduce power and go into a stall, and pushes it forward to increase power and come out of it. See more »


References Baywatch (1989) See more »


Charlie's Tango
Written and Performed by Fabio Pertile
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A good movie about middle Australia
11 January 2010 | by tvdoddsSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie. I don't see anything wrong with showing the countryside of Australia and I thought it did a better job of that than the film 'Australia' which had CGI images involved, showing landscapes that didn't even exist.

This movie was full of old jokes that we've heard before but put into virtually small skits, the towing scene (We've heard that joke before) and the aviation scenes. Roy Billing was rolling them out one after another. I've heard them all before and even Shane Jacobsen gets in on it after Billing delivers another. We see Shane in the back seat start to smile. He gets it.

The Australian movie scene desperately needs people who can tell a good story (or any story)and use the genuine Australian country side and its characters as a back drop. Enough of the boyfriend girlfriend relationship studies that we get plied with year after year slowly numbing us to death. Thanks Shane and Paul and Co. OK, its not a film masterpiece, but you're starting to head the right way. Middle Australia is starving for stories set in their own country that will entertain. And we can relate to these events. I found it it to be a reasonable study of the relationship between a father and son traveling across the Australian countryside. Recommended.

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Release Date:

3 September 2009 (Australia) See more »

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Box Office


AUD8,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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