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Storm Boy (2019)

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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 ... See full summary »


Shawn Seet


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
Finn Little ... Storm Boy
Morgana Davies ... Madeline
Thibul Nettle ... Police Officer (as Stinga-T)
Luca Asta Sardelis ... Smirking Schoolgirl #1
Chantal Contouri ... Julie Sims
Simone Annan ... Murujuga Lawyer
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Cal Evans
Trevor Jamieson ... Fingerbone Bill
David John Clark ... Police Senior Constable
Brendan Cooney Brendan Cooney ... Police Officer
Michelle Nightingale Michelle Nightingale ... Mrs. Marks


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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Release Date:

19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


Successfully showing South Australia to the world, the original Storm Boy (1976) screened in cinemas around the globe, on Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Yacht 'Britannia', at the White House for President Jimmy Carter, and at the palace of Emperor Hirohito in Japan. See more »


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

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A film for everyone
31 January 2019 | by cath_kiddSee all my reviews

A visually stunning Australian film that has worldwide appeal for people of ALL ages. The themes about family, friendship, love, loss and loneliness are universal and rounded out with a message of hope for a better future. This is a throughly enjoyable and emotional "retelling" of Colin Thiele's book of the same name which has been in print for over 55 years. This is not a remake - this is a retelling and should not be compared to the 1976 version. This film stands on its on merit, it is beautifully shot and superbly acted. It's a remarkable film that will stay with you forever.

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