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Return to Snowy River (1988)

The Man from Snowy River II (original title)
Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.

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Geoff Burrowes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burlinson ... Jim Craig
Sigrid Thornton ... Jessica
Brian Dennehy ... Harrison
Nicholas Eadie ... Alistair Patton
Mark Hembrow ... Seb
Bryan Marshall ... Hawker
Rhys McConnochie ... Patton Snr.
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Jake
Cornelia Frances ... Mrs. Darcy
Tony Barry ... Jacko
Wyn Roberts ... Priest (as Wynn Roberts)
Alec Wilson Alec Wilson ... Patton's Croney
Peter Browne Peter Browne ... Reilly
Alan Hopgood Alan Hopgood ... Simmons
Mark Pennell ... Collins
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Storyline

Young Jim Craig returns to the Australian high country, after being away herding the horses he caught and sold, in order to provide a stake for his future. He finds things quite different than when he left: his girlfriend, Jessica Harrison, is being pursued by a rich suitor, Jessica's father wants him out of her life, and the residents of the high country are being driven out by the wealthier low country ranchers. Jim definitely has his work cut out for him. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy

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The man is back! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return to Snowy River See more »

Filming Locations:

Mansfield, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,023,248, 17 April 1988

Gross USA:

$13,687,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,687,027
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Disney Channel's 1999-2002 series "So Weird" Season 1 Episode 12 (Coma), "Return to Snowy River" is the featured movie at a theater in the hometown of a woman who is stuck in an alternate reality of her past. The characters use the clue that the movie had come out 11 years previous to help the woman "find her way home" in the childhood version of the town and thus awake from the coma. See more »

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In the final fight between Alistar and Jim, Alistar draws his sword and prepares to strike Jim. As Jim is riding towards him, his left arm already has a blood stain on it before he's been sliced by the sword. See more »

Quotes

Harrison: You haven't been outside this house in days.
Jessica: I thought this is where you wanted me -- looking decorative, waiting for the suitors to call.
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Follows The Man from Snowy River (1982) See more »

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Outstanding
30 January 2005 | by sossegadoSee all my reviews

This movie is the only movie I have ever been to see in the theater where, once the movie was over, everyone (and the place was filled) in the audience was clapping. I was 9/10 at the time, so I wasn't old enough to see the first one in the theaters but I was completely awe-struck and I still am to this day.

This movie, along with its prequel "The Man From Snowy River", are both in my top 10 favorite movies list.

Everyone in the movie was very well-suited for their roles. You loved the right people, hated the right people and forgave the right people.

It's going to continue to be a classic for many decades to come. I give it a 10 out of 10 star, along with its prequel.

It actually came out the same year as another one of my all-time favorites, "Starlight Hotel". Neither of these movies relied on special effects which is another reason the movie is so great. It really feels like you're right there along for the ride.

I recommend this movie to everyone - young, old, male, female. It's definitely worth taking two hours out of your time to watch.


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