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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Did You Know?
There's a discussion of Spider-Man between Charlie and Jeffrey in the opening scene. Angourie Rice, who plays Eliza, appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is also released in 2017. See more
During the cricket match, when Charlie was talking to Jeffrey , Eliza was reading books under the sun but few moments later when Charlie reached near Eliza, she was seating under shade. See more
Featured in The Making of Jasper Jones
Composed by Harry Vanda
(as H. Vanda) & George Young
(as G. Young)
(© & (P) 1967 J. Albert & Son Pty Limited)
Performed by The Easybeats
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