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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.

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Shawn Seet

Writers:

Justin Monjo (screenplay by), Colin Thiele (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Finn Little ... Storm Boy
Jai Courtney ... Hideaway Tom
Geoffrey Rush ... Michael Kingley
Erik Thomson ... Malcolm Downer
Bradley Trent Williams Bradley Trent Williams ... Jasper Davies (as Brad Williams)
Natasha Wanganeen Natasha Wanganeen ... Susan Franklin
Nick Launchbury ... Reporter #1
Emma Bargery Emma Bargery ... Reporter #2
Trevor Jamieson ... Fingerbone Bill
Morgan Davies ... Madeline Downer (as Morgana Davies)
Michelle Nightingale Michelle Nightingale ... Mrs. Marks
Miraede Bhatia-Williams Miraede Bhatia-Williams ... Mildew
Luca Asta Sardelis ... School Girl #1 (as Luca Sardelis)
Georgina Giessauf Georgina Giessauf ... School Girl #2
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Cal Evans
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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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An Australian classic reborn for a new generation. See more »


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

First of two South Australian (SA) filmed theatrical feature films of actor Finn Little who also appears in the yet to be released SA shot science-fiction film '2067'. See more »

Quotes

Michael Kingley: I once believed in things. Things that were special to me.
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Connections

Remake of Storm Boy (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Bapa
Written and Performed by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
(c) SFM Publishing, licensed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd
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User Reviews

 
A beautiful film
19 January 2019 | by shirley-tebbeySee all my reviews

I really loved this remake of the Colin Thiele classic. The film is moody, atmospheric and absolutely lovely to look at. The indigenous content is sympathetic and well done. Geoffrey Rush has never been better in my opinion and the young boy and the pelicans are nothing short of wonderful to watch. South Australia's Coorong looks just beautiful. I'm no critic, but I loved this film.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,676, 7 April 2019

Gross USA:

$71,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,314,273
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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