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GeorgieB
03-23-2008, 06:59 PM
Help! I need the title of a movie set in Australia.

The main character was a man, dying of cancer, who goes on a journey to the place where he once hunted/lived. He's basically on his final walkabout.

Along the way he sees a family, mother-father-son. The son is a nasty twit and does a couple of things to show that (steals a talisman from a aborigine, etc).

The family is traveling in a motor home, and early on it goes over a cliff, killing the mother and father. The son is outside of the motor home when that happens, and survives.

He begins to follow the dying man, who tries to ignore him, but eventually they travel together. The dying man is not about to take the kid back to civilization and begins to teach him how to get back himself.

Does anyone recognize this film?

All help appreciated....first one, and anyone who replies with the name get at least one rep point.

Thanks,

GeorgieB.

ChaosTitan
03-23-2008, 07:02 PM
Haven't seen it, but based on your description, I think I'd like to. :)

illiterwrite
03-23-2008, 07:06 PM
Is it this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Earthling

shakeysix
03-23-2008, 07:09 PM
it sounds like 'the earthling' to me. william holden and maybe this was his last film. think it was from the eighties--s6

GeorgieB
03-23-2008, 07:24 PM
Thanks, and rep points to both of you!

I googled 'till I was blue in the face and fingers) and couldn't find it.

You guys are quick!

Thanks,
George

GeorgieB
03-23-2008, 07:25 PM
Thanks illiterwrite...that's the film I needed.

P.H.Delarran
03-23-2008, 07:36 PM
sounds good-I'm adding it to my Netflix queue

GeorgieB
03-23-2008, 10:28 PM
P.H. --- let me know if you find it in NetFlix...I couldn't.

GeorgieB