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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 ... See full summary »


Rachel Perkins


Shaun Grant, Craig Silvey (story)
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Credited cast:
Toni Collette ... Ruth Bucktin
Hugo Weaving ... Mad Jack Lionel
Angourie Rice ... Eliza Wishart
Levi Miller ... Charlie Bucktin
Matt Nable ... Sarge
Dan Wyllie ... Wes Bucktin
Myles Pollard ... Pete Wishart
Aaron L. McGrath ... Jasper Jones
Susan Prior ... Gwyn Wishart
Cooper van Grootel ... Batsman
Sam Longley ... Detective Galbraith
Gabrielle Chan ... Kim Lu
Ferdinand Hoang ... An Lu
Wilson Moore ... Warwick Trent
Kevin Long Kevin Long ... Jeffrey Lu


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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Release Date:

2 March 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Джаспер Джонс See more »

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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 »


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 »


Referenced in The Making of Jasper Jones (2017) See more »


I'll Never Let You Go
Written by Clarence Smith
(Rockin' Music)
Performed by The Daylighters
Courtesy of Ace Records Ltd
Administered by Gaga Music
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A flawed diamond of a movie should have been better:
18 April 2017 | by tm-sheehanSee all my reviews

I enjoyed Jasper Jones especially the lead performances by Levi Miller as Charlie Bucktin , Aaron L McGrath as Jasper Jones ,Jeffrey Lu as Charlie's best mate and Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving but in my opinion it missed being a much better movie .

I must read the book hopefully it will answer the questions the movie leaves up in the air such as why Jasper goes to Charlie for help when he's never spoken to him previously? I may be wrong but I suspect readers of the book may be disappointed not in the actors but in the Production of this movie.

I think it needed a better Director and production crew. A few obvious gaffs were Charlie suddenly wearing a pair of sandals after climbing out of his window barefoot? and the cut on his face suddenly disappearing overnight, these are trivial things I know but points to bad editing and attention to details and this story deserved more. In summary very entertaining and enjoyable but a little frustrating and plot puzzling.

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