GenreComedy, Drama, Romance Music directorStephen Warbeck WriterAnna Reeves LanguageEnglish
Release date10 September 2004 (2004-09-10) CastAlex O'Loughlin (Jack Flange), Jim Norton (Mumbles), Diana Glenn (Pearl), David Field (Brownie), Kerry Armstrong (Trish), Claudia Harrison (Nikki Flange) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, The Rescuers Down Under, Jupiter Ascending, Pitch Perfect 2, Fish Tank, Knock Knock
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Oyster Farmer is a 2004 Australian romantic comedy/drama film about a young man who runs away to the Hawkesbury River and gets a job with eighth generation oyster farmers. It was written and directed by Anna Reeves, and stars Alex O'Loughlin and Diana Glenn.
The film enjoyed some free publicity, due to rumours that its star Alex O'Loughlin was a finalist for the role of James Bond.
Alex O'Loughlin (credited as Alex O'Lachlan) as Jack Flange, a criminal who steals money from a bank van to help pay the medical bills for his ill sister. After obtaining the money, he sends the money to himself via post. To avoid getting caught, he joins a group of oyster farmers under the guise that he's a citizen looking for work.
Jim Norton as Mumbles, Brownie's Irish-born father
Diana Glenn as Pearl, Jack's love interest
David Field as Brownie
Kerry Armstrong as Trish, Brownie's estranged wife
Claudia Harrison as Nikki Flange, Jack's sister
Alan Cinis as Slug, a man who regularly annoys Brownie, Mumbles, Jack and the other oyster farmers under Brownie's command
Jack Thompson as Skippy
Bob Yearley as Bruce
Brady Kitchingham as Heath
Gary Henderson as Oyster Farmer Barry
Ian Johnson as Oyster Farmer #1
Peter Johnson (actor) as Oyster Farmer #2
Natalie McCurry as Pearl's Mum
Oyster Farmer grossed $2,383,051 at the box office in Australia.