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The Man from Snowy River Details


Inspired by an epic poem by [[Performer~P176528~A.B. "Banjo" Patterson~abpatterson]], The Man From Snowy River was a major step forward for the regenerated Australian film industry of the early '80s. This "down-under Western" spotlights [[Performer~P9650~Tom Burlinson~tomburlinson]] as Jim Craig, a headstrong young man who goes to work for a powerful cattle baron. [[Performer~P9650~Burlinson~tomburlinson]] falls in love with Jessica ([[Performer~P70835~Sigrid Thornton~sigridthornton]]), his boss' daughter, and becomes enmeshed in a bitter land feud. [[Performer~P88133~Kirk Douglas~kirkdouglas]] has a high old time in the dual role of hard-hearted landowner Harrison and grizzled, one-legged old prospector Spur. Previously filmed in 1920, The Man From Snowy River was directed by the other [[Performer~P206573~George Miller~georgemiller]], not the director of the same name who helmed [[Feature~V30657~Mad Max~madmax]] (1979). A monumental moneymaker, the film inspired a 1988 sequel, confusingly titled [[Feature~V41136~Return to Snowy River, Part II~returntosnowyriver]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Kirk Douglas
as Harrison
Kirk Douglas
as Spur
Jack Thompson
as Clancy
Tom Burlinson
as Jim Craig
Sigrid Thornton
as Jessica
Lorraine Bayly
as Rosemary
Tony Bonner
as Kane
Gus Mercurio
as Frew
Terence Donovan
as Henry Craig
Gerald Egan
as Crack Rider
Johnny Nash
as Tall Man
June Jago
as Mrs. Bailey
Kristopher Steele
as Moss
Bruce Kerr
as Man in Street
Tommy Dysart
as Mountain Man
Charlie Lovick
as Master of Horse
Geoff Burrowes
as Crack Rider
David Bradshaw
as A.B. "Banjo" Paterson
Paul Purcell
as Crack Rider
Peter Wallis
as Crack Rider
Heath Harris
as Additional Rider


George Miller
Geoff Burrowes
John Dixon
Fred Cullen
Keith Wagstaff
Bruce Rowland
Composer (Music Score)
Adrian Carr
Leslie Binns
Production Designer
Michael Edgley
Executive Producer
Simon Wincer
Executive Producer
Michael Lake
Production Manager