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Tracks (2013)

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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director:

John Curran

Writers:

Marion Nelson (screenplay), Robyn Davidson (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Pearl ... Young Robyn
Mia Wasikowska ... Robyn
Philip Dodd ... Publican
Fiona Press ... Publican's Wife
Daisy Walkabout Daisy Walkabout ... Ada
Rainer Bock ... Kurt
Felicity Steel Felicity Steel ... Gladdy
John Flaus ... Sallay
Ian Conway Ian Conway ... Chilpi
Evan Casey Evan Casey ... Evan
David Pearce David Pearce ... David
Jessica Tovey ... Jenny
Darcy Crouch Darcy Crouch ... Tolly
Brendan Maclean Brendan Maclean ... Peter (as Brendan MacLean)
Jamie Timony Jamie Timony ... Bernard
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Storyline

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

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Based on the incredible true story See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some partial nudity, disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Hanway Films | Official Site | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

6 March 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Spuren See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,544, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$510,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,878,242
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is cinematographer Mandy Walker's second film set in the Australian outback. She previously lensed Australia (2008). See more »

Goofs

Robyn drops her compass, a personal heirloom and crucial navigational tool. When she notices this, she retraces her tracks some significant distance and finds it. As soon as she finds it, she becomes unable to follow the now-doubly-traveled tracks back to rejoin her camels (even with her compass) relying on her dog to lead her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Robyn: Dear sir, I am planning to walk across the Australian desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. A distance of 2,000 miles. The trip will take six to seven months. There are herds of feral camels roaming freely throughout Central Australia, and my idea was to capture a few and train them to carry my gear.
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Crazy Credits

The initial credits are shown over original photos from the "Tracks" book and the National Geographic article. The photos, taken by Rick Smolan, show Robyn Davidson during the actual walk. See more »

Connections

Featured in David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017) See more »

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The Southern Sea
Written and performed by Garth Stevenson
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Captures a Moment in Australian History.
25 October 2014 | by madmroxSee all my reviews

To be honest at first this movie didn't seem like it would be interesting to sit through for almost 2 hours. A girl walks across the desert with her camels, what's interesting about that? Well if you go into this movie thinking that, you'll come out pleasantly surprised.

At every turn there is something new and unexpected that happens. The challenges that Robyn faced on her journey were incredible. This film was based on a true story and was adapted from a book. Mia Wasikowska's acting was superb, it really took you on a journey. From start to finish this film was visually spectacular. The vast Australian outback was stunning and amazing to see on screen.

I would recommend this film to anyone is up for an inspirational story. 7/10.


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