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.
Based on the iconic Australian novel
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Did You Know?
Acclaimed Australian actors Ben Key
and Eddy Westcott
both have previously played cricket and have stated that Kevin Long
is the best batsman they have seen, which saw Long called up to the Australian team shortly after. See more
When Charlie first jumps out his window to go with Jasper, he is barefoot and doesn't have any sandals on. Then when they arrive at the tree by the river, Jasper suddenly has sandals on. See more
Referenced 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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