The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River

  • Director: George Miller
  • Writer: A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson,John Dixon,Cul Cullen
  • Countries of origin: Australia
  • Language: English
  • Release date: November 5, 1982
  • Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Snowy River
  • The Man from Snowy River is an adventure film directed by George Miller and starring Kirk Douglas and Tom Burlingson.
    The film tells the story of a man from Xuehe who became a true hero in people's minds.


    • Release date November 5, 1982
    • Filming locations Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
    • Production companies Cambridge Productions, Michael Edgley International, Snowy River Investment Pty. Ltd.

    Box office


    $3,500,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Kayla 2022-10-24 23:26:05

      "The Man from the Snow River" movie script

      The Man from

      Snow Burrows fell in love with the mountains and grazing grasslands of southeastern Australia, where the climate is changing rapidly, and the horse herders are hard-working and brave. They felt that only the famous poem "The Man from the Snowy River" by Patterson, the great Australian folk songwriter and founder of the Australian Jungle Legend, could express their feelings, so they came up with this poem as the end of the film to conceive the previous story. The idea...

    • By Hugh 2022-10-24 18:21:57

      A Review of < The Man from Snowy River >

      The film recreates the life of Australia's pioneers, as well as the natural beauty of the Australian alpine jungle and the hero of the herdsmen. There is no doubt that this movie has its drawbacks as well as merits.
             There is one more point, one of my most memorable moments is when the leading riders looked in awe at the herds of wild horses descending the steep slopes. Any slip meant death, and everyone understood that. Clearly, the wild horse won again. Jim was the last to...

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    • By Brenda 2023-03-21 01:09:02

      A good Australian style film, worth watching, the background is intricate but the plot is relatively simple. Kirk Douglas as two...

    • By Judy 2023-02-22 21:02:51

      Magnificent, soul-stirring, courage and courage in the face of growth. ps: The music is pretty good! The rating is too...

    • By Ottilie 2023-02-18 18:57:47

      Great story and...

    • By Halie 2023-02-09 22:31:01

      The heroine is too ugly to deduct one...

    • By Gloria 2022-12-16 21:50:14

      Very good movie, the scenery is also very beautiful, I think the soundtrack is well...

    Movie plot

    In Australia at the end of the 19th century, in a mountainous area far from town, young Jim and his father lived by raising horses. Like other boys, Jim loved horses from a young age and fantasized about being a hero on a steed. At that time, a group of purebred wild horses often haunted the woods near Jim's house. Many horse lovers tried to bring them back to domestication, but all failed. One day, the wild horses attacked the forest...
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    Movie quotes

    • Jim Craig: I'm not hiding beneath the skirts of a bunch of women.

    • Jessica Harrison: [viewing from horseback, after Jim saves Jessica and they kiss, a change coming in the Aussie mountain weather] It changes so suddenly. One moment it's like paradise, the next it's trying to kill you.

      Jim Craig: Yep, that's how it can be up here. But, uh, if it was easy to get to know it, there'd be no challenge. You've got to treat the mountains like a high-spirited horse; never take them for granted.

      Jessica Harrison: It's the same with people, too.

    • Spur: Don't throw effort out to foolishness!