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Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition, ten year old Pete takes off to the city with his best ... See full summary »

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Catriona McKenzie

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Catriona McKenzie (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Gulpilil ... Jagamarra
Cameron Wallaby Cameron Wallaby ... Pete
Joseph Pedley Joseph Pedley ... Kalmain
Rohanna Angus Rohanna Angus ... Lynelle
Dean Daley-Jones Dean Daley-Jones ... Dave
Dolores Roberts Dolores Roberts ... Corine
Callum McKenzie Callum McKenzie ... Callum
Kaylene Marr Kaylene Marr ... Rosalie
Jarunba-Mark Weaver Jarunba-Mark Weaver ... Bellyup
Dougie McCale Dougie McCale ... George
Richard Evans Richard Evans ... Old Man (as Diesel)
Pam Barrett Pam Barrett ... Mrs. Evans
Ted Carlton Ted Carlton ... Stockman
David Ward David Ward ... Stockman
Larry Thomas Larry Thomas ... Stockman
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Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition, ten year old Pete takes off to the city with his best mate Kalmain, to save his home. But the boys get lost in the Australian outback. Starving and thirsty, Pete has to remember some of the old bush skills his grandfather taught him to survive. Finally Pete and Kalmain reach the city, they save the old cinema and return home as heroes... Written by David Jowsey

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Courage can take you away from home. Love will lead you back.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Menino Satélite' See more »

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$161,780
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2.35 : 1
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The picture was the "...first feature film that received permission to film in the magical surroundings of the Bungle Bungle Range" according to the 'Creative Spirits' website. Wikipedia states that the movie was the "first feature film allowed to shoot in the World Heritage-listed area, with consultation from the indigenous community". See more »

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Referenced in Satellite Boy: The Actors (2014) See more »

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Everybody's Talking
Written and performed by Frank Yamma
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Wonderful coming of age story
15 September 2013 | by bridon-792-528635See all my reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable movie. Presented an indigenous view of were traditional culture meets white in outback towns. All the good & bad elements of the breakdown in traditional structures are presented in a simplistic rendition of the strength of culture through the wrapping within the protective framework of Elder knowledge. The simplistic & warmhearted presentation of coming of age & recognition of where value & importance actually lies, was lovingly if somewhat unrealistically presented during the bush parts. Consequence & direness regardless of bush knowledge were very poorly presented in the traveling through the bush section of movie. Very much let the rest of the movie down. Loved the way the negative aspects of cultural breakdown were presented so ordinarily, sledgehammer approach was not used for a change, and made them so much more significant in there everyday ordinariness.


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