JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »

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Rachel Perkins

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Shaun Grant (screenplay), Craig Silvey (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Levi Miller ... Charlie Bucktin
Kevin Long Kevin Long ... Jeffrey Lu
Toni Collette ... Ruth Bucktin
Aaron L. McGrath ... Jasper Jones
Nandalie Campbell Killick Nandalie Campbell Killick ... Laura Wishart
Dan Wyllie ... Wes Bucktin
Matt Nable ... Sarge
Wilson Moore ... Warwick Trent
Luke Hewitt Luke Hewitt ... Coach
Cooper van Grootel ... Batsman
Jack Kilrain Jack Kilrain ... Cricketer
Jesse Callaghan Jesse Callaghan ... Cricketer
Igor Sas Igor Sas ... Howard Daglish
Angourie Rice ... Eliza Wishart
Susan Prior ... Gwyn Wishart
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JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1969, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.

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Based on the iconic Australian novel See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Jasper Jones is often considered an "Australian To Kill a Mockingbird" due to its prejudices on racism similar to those in Harper Lee's hit novel. See more »

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Charlie must have a super power of fast healing. He got a scratch early in the movie that was attributed to a 'shaving cut'. However the cut was never seen again in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Bucktin: Courage is resistance to fear, not absence of fear.
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Connections

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Atlas In Your Eye
Written by Dustin Tebbutt (Copyright Control)
Performed & Produced by Dustin Tebbutt
Courtesy of Eleven: a music company P/L
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Australia Pty Limited
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Better Than I Expected But Too Many Loose Ends
29 September 2018 | by saysjennSee all my reviews

This is a good drama. There are some mysteries that keep it interesting, however I wish it tied things up a little more with the subplots. It left too many things unanswered. I guess for us to make our own assumptions, but I like things more buttoned up.

Great acting from Toni Collette!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2017 (Australia) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,951
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2.35 : 1
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