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Storm Boy (2019)

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When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he's forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.

Director:

Shawn Seet

Writers:

Justin Monjo (screenplay by), Colin Thiele (novel)
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Credited cast:
Jai Courtney ... Hideaway Tom
Geoffrey Rush ... Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingley
David Gulpilil ... Father of Fingerbone Bill
Erik Thomson ... Malcolm Downer
Morgan Davies ... Madeline (as Morgana Davies)
Finn Little ... Storm Boy
Luca Asta Sardelis ... Smirking Schoolgirl #1
Trevor Jamieson ... Fingerbone Bill
Chantal Contouri ... Julie Sims
Simone Annan ... Murujuga Lawyer
Thibul Nettle ... Police Officer (as Stinga-T)
David John Clark ... Police Senior Constable
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Cal Evans
Michelle Nightingale Michelle Nightingale ... Mrs. Marks
Emma Bargery Emma Bargery ... Reporter #2
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Storyline

A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele's classic Australian tale. 'Storm Boy' has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship. Written by Ambience Entertainment

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,676, 7 April 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,760, 25 April 2019
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Color
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Sony Executive Vice President Stephen Basil-Jones has said of this movie: "We loved the script, which is so respectful and sensitive to the original" and "We're extremely bullish about the film; we think it has terrific commercial prospects." See more »

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Referenced in Back Roads: The Coorong (2019) See more »

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Bapa
Written and Performed by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
(c) SFM Publishing, licensed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Moving
27 January 2019 | by ian-39125See all my reviews

Perhaps it's because I can't remember the original but I found this film to be very well crafted and moving. I don't understand the criticism I've read from the various professional critics. I say see it. If you don't feel the urge to tear up you're made of stone and probably not a movie lover. I liked the way it was framed and the wistfulness Geoffrey Rush brought to his role. It's a credit to all involved.


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