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Director  Henri Safran
Adapted from  Storm Boy
Duration  
Country  Australia
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Family
Music director  Michael Carlos
Language  English
Storm Boy (film) movie poster
Writer  Sonia Borg, Sidney Stebel, S.L. Stebel
Release date  19 November 1976 (South Australia) mid 1977 (other states)
Based on  novel by Colin Thiele
Initial release  November 18, 1976 (Adelaide)
Cast  Greg Rowe (Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingsley), Peter Cummins (Tom 'Hide-Away Tom' Kingsley), David Gulpilil (Fingerbone), Judy Dick (Miss Walker), Tony Allison (Ranger), Michael Moody (Boat Master)
Similar movies  Colin Thiele wrote the story for Storm Boy and Blue Fin

Storm Boy is a 1976 Australian film based on a children's book, by Colin Thiele, about a boy and his pelican.

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Storm Boy (film) movie scenes

Storm boy 1976 original trailer digitally restored


Plot

Storm Boy (film) Storm Boy 1976 YouTube

Storm Boy (Greg Rowe) likes to wander alone along the fierce deserted coast of South Australia's Coorong, near the mouth of the Murray River. He and his father live a reclusive life among the dunes that face out into the Southern Ocean. After a pelican's mother is shot, Storm Boy rescues three chicks; he names them Mr Proud, Mr Ponder and Mr Percival, and nurses them back to health. His father, known to some as 'Hideaway Tom,' forces Storm Boy to release the birds, but Mr Percival returns. The boy and the pelican form a special bond. Mr Percival is shot by hunters and dies. The story also looks at the conflict between Storm Boy's lifestyle and the externally imposed requirement for him to attend school.

Storm Boy (film) And The Winner Is Storm Boy 1977 The Outland Institute

Storm Boy's real name in the film is Mikeā€”the moniker "Storm Boy" was given to him by Fingerbone Bill (David Gulpilil), an Aboriginal man who becomes his friend.

Cast

Storm Boy (film) Storm Boy 1976 IMDb
  • Greg Rowe as Storm Boy
  • Peter Cummins as Hideaway Tom
  • David Gulpilil as Fingerbone Bill
  • Judy Dick as Miss Walker
  • Tony Allison as ranger 1
  • Michael Moody as boat master
  • Graham Dow as Edwards
  • Eric Mack as Jones
  • Frank Foster-Brown as Lynch
  • Michael Caulfield as hunter 1
  • Graeme Duke as hunter 2
  • Mr Percival as The pelican
  • Paul Smith
  • Hedley Cullen
  • Jim Harding
  • Production

    Storm Boy (film) Storm Boy Mr Percival YouTube

    Colin Thiele had little involvement in the scripting of the film. His only requirement was that his novel was not turned into a sex comedy.

    Storm Boy (film) Storm Boy 1976 clip 1 on ASO Australias audio and visual

    The budget came from the South Australian Film Corporation, the Australian Film Commission and the Seven television network. Shooting began in May 1976, with exteriors shot near Goolwa and interiors in the SAFC's studio at Norwood. Eleven-year-old Greg Rowe was an untrained actor, selected over 70 other applicants. Three pelicans played the lead pelican.

    Storm Boy (film) Storm Boy 1976 clip 2 on ASO Australias audio and visual

    In 2009 the pelican, Mr Percival died at Royal Adelaide Zoo. He was 33 years old.

    Awards

    Storm Boy (film) And The Winner Is Storm Boy 1977 The Outland Institute

    It was a popular children's film both in Australia and Britain and won a medal at the Moscow Film Festival in 1977 for best children's film.

    Box Office

    Storm Boy was a hit, grossing $2,645,000 at the box office in Australia, which is equivalent to $13,674,650 in 2009 dollars. The same team later reunited on Blue Fin (1978).

    Remake

    TBA

    References

    Storm Boy (film) Wikipedia
    Storm Boy (film) IMDb Storm Boy (film) themoviedb.org


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