A Classic! Loved it. Cute little story!
A classic piece of Australian cinema that occurred at the heart of its revival, this film is a pretty good adaption of AB Patterson's lyric poem. Sigrid Thornton still appears to have been at the better end of her acting career and the obligatory Jack Thompson appearance (it was pretty much compulsory in Australia in the eighties) gives a bit more thespian clout to the film. A good adaption well worth watching.
I didnt feel the same thrill i felt when i watched this as a child, bit dissapointed.
A great "Aussie" movie with beautiful scenery, lovely music and a terrific cast. It made me proud to be an Australian. A film not to be missed!
A movie i have seen when i was very young.. still a great movie that should not be missed... and people say im not coultured hehe
This is a great film and hasn't dated at all. This came out before we came to Australia and is an Aussie icon film. Glad to have caught up with it and loved the scenery too.
Good actors,and story.Excellent photography of Australian bush,familiar to us locals,Relaxing for an idle times viewing
Good Aussie drama with beautiful scenery and horse
this is a great movie well worth watching , tremendous cast, the adaptation of banjo patersons poem is clever and the filming is spine tingling
Wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but still enjoyable.
This movie is a real Australian Classic not to be missed. The scenery, the riding and the story are great!
Great story, good visuals, some good humour here and there and not too intense drama, quite entertaining. Really enjoyed it.
Rollicking, sweeping updating of Beaumont Smith and John K. Wells? 1920 silent adaptation of Banjo Paterson?s immortal bush ballad, first published in 'The Bulletin' on 26 April, 1890, retains the ?new? elements ? such as the introduction of Jessica Harrison?s character (perhaps ?borrowed? from another Banjo poem, "The Mylora Elopement"?). The film, in effect, added to the legend of "The Man From Snowy River": it spawned a sequel in 1988, and a long-running television series which began in 1993 ("The McGregor Saga"). All performances are good, and American film icon Douglas has a wonderful time in two roles. Both Thornton and Burlinson are in their breakthrough roles in the film which is arguably Australia?s best western. Amazing scenery is complemented by a stirring score by Bruce Rowland and magnificent horse chase scenes; director Miller (not to be confused with the "Mad Max" director) was previously involved in television drama. Incredibly, it missed out on a Best Film nomination at the AFI Awards ? though this is perhaps testiment to the fact the film was initially far better accepted overseas. Simon Wincer was executive producer.
It was even better than when I last saw it on the big screen and the scenery and horses were excellent
Nice to revisit this Australian classic.
Watched it again after so many years. Disappointing the second time.
Great! Classic Australian movie!
classic aussie drama loved it!!!