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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)
2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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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From the Academy Award® Winning Producers of The King's Speech 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, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$508,806, 21 November 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Trivia

It took 6 months and 12 days for Robyn Davidson to travel from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. She left Alice Springs on April 8th, 1977 and arrived at the shore of the Indian Ocean on October 19th, 1977, her 195th day. She camped at the beach for an additional week and then departed on October 27th, 1977. 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 Endless Possibilities: South Australia (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Road Train Driver's Song
Written and performed by Buddy Williams
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An OK film based on a great true story
28 April 2014 | by cinematic_aficionadoSee all my reviews

The true story of Robyn Davidson's adventure and her crossing of a 1,700 mile across the Australian wilderness.

Whilst it is undoubtedly an amazing feat to be able to achieve this, the sheer remarkableness of this achievement is not conveyed in this film properly. Had we not been aware that this is based on a true story, judging by the film alone one could go so far as to say this was a relatively 'easy' task. The isolation she faced, starvation and dehydration are hardly presented. Instead she seemed to often interact with people who helped her.

At the same time, the stunning landscapes, the might of her determination as well as her complete dependency on the camels and a dog is adequately portrayed.

Overall, this is a mixed bag of impressions. A good film overall, but it deserved to be great.


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