The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River

Adventure film based on Australian writer Banjo Paterson's peom from 1890. Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of 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. Co-stars Kirk Douglas in the roles of twin brothers Harrison and Spur.

1982Rating: PG102 minsAustralia
AdventureKids & Family
Director:
George Trumbull Miller ('Andre', 'The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter', 'Robinson Crusoe')
Writer:
Cul CullenJohn Dixon
Cast:
Kirk DouglasTom BurlinsonJack ThompsonSigrid ThorntonTony BonnerTerence DonovanChris Haywood

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A rattling good adventure story.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The combination of its elements touches the Australian heart, elevating the ethos of a big, wonderful land and its hard headed, big hearted people on the screen

Time Out

Time Out

press

The presence of Kirk Douglas in two roles (his scallywag performance and his gritted one) attempts to give the film the gloss of an American Western, fooling no one.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

To appreciate it fully, however, one must have a completely uncritical fondness for Kirk Douglas as he acts his heart out in two roles; for picturesque landscapes; for silly plots, and for dialogue that leans heavily on aphorisms too homespun to be repeated in a big-city newspaper.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It's corny in places, and kind of dumb, and its subplot about the romance between the boy and the girl seems plundered from some long-shelved Roddy McDowell script.

Variety

Variety

press

A rattling good adventure story.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The combination of its elements touches the Australian heart, elevating the ethos of a big, wonderful land and its hard headed, big hearted people on the screen

Time Out

Time Out

press

The presence of Kirk Douglas in two roles (his scallywag performance and his gritted one) attempts to give the film the gloss of an American Western, fooling no one.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

To appreciate it fully, however, one must have a completely uncritical fondness for Kirk Douglas as he acts his heart out in two roles; for picturesque landscapes; for silly plots, and for dialogue that leans heavily on aphorisms too homespun to be repeated in a big-city newspaper.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It's corny in places, and kind of dumb, and its subplot about the romance between the boy and the girl seems plundered from some long-shelved Roddy McDowell script.

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