A mother tells her daughter a fable about the prince of the brumbies, brumby being a term for the feral horses of Australia, who must find its place among its kind, while one man makes it his mission to capture it and tame it.
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.
Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven't spoken for years, one of whom was Jim's father's best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl he wants to marry. A 20 year old feud re-erupts, catching Jim and Jessica in the middle of it as Jim is accused of letting a prize stallion loose.Written by
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One of three theatrical feature film collaborations of actress Sigrid Thornton and director Simon Wincer. The cinema movies are [in order]: 'Snapshot' (1979), 'The Man from Snowy River' (1982), and 'The Lighthorsemen' (1987). Wincer was director on the first and third film and an executive producer on the second title. Moreover, Wincer directed Thornton in two episodes of the Australian television drama series 'Prisoner' (1979-1986) [Episode #1.91 and Episode #1.92]. See more »
(at around 1h 35 mins) After the brumbies run through the snowfield, there are two men on horseback in the background. See more »
United in death, the minister said.
It's a nice thought, Spur.
It's a great comfort to widows and fools. There's more to life than death, Jim.
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A herd of wild horses stampede over the hills after the end credits. See more »
NBC edited 8 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »
one of the best movies about cowboys just being cowboys
The Man from Snowy River is by far one of the best movies about cowboys I have seen. It shows cattle ranchers doing what they do best, riding their horses! But as it is with most of our favorite movies, we can find flaws in them. Kirk Douglas should not have played two characters, and the girl playing Jessica could not act to save her soul. But poor acting aside this movie has possibly the greatest horse chase sequences ever! The riders do things with their horses I never thought possible especially when Jim jumps over a cliff while on his horse. The movies musical score makes every sequence truly beautiful and accents the background of the Austrailan highlands perfectly. The music during the chase scene makes the sequence all the more inspirational. I would recommend this movie to any fan of westerns, young or old, American or Australian, this movie is for you!
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