The Earthling (1980)

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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

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  • William Holden and Ricky Schroder in The Earthling (1980)
  • William Holden and Ricky Schroder in The Earthling (1980)
  • William Holden and Ricky Schroder in The Earthling (1980)
  • William Holden and Ricky Schroder in The Earthling (1980)
  • William Holden and Ricky Schroder in The Earthling (1980)
  • William Holden and Ricky Schroder in The Earthling (1980)

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1 March 2004 | leebertarian@yahoo.com
Gorgeous, beautiful, haunting, real
A dying man finds love and compassion in his final days as he treks to his birth place accompanied by a spoiled whining child orphaned in a freak accident in the outback. The cinematogrpahy was 1st rate, the plot understated.

While vacationing in the Australian Outback with his parents, American youngster Shawn Daley suffers from the loss of his parents in a freak accident, finding himself orphaned and marooned in the Australian outback. Shawn eludes a variety of insect and reptilian life before he meets Patrick Foley, a grumpy adventurer who is headed back to his parent's resting place deep in the woods. Foley grudgingly lets the boy follow along and teaches him how to live off the land. When Foley's condition worsens, Shawn discovers he has to leave Foley behind and start his journey back to civilization with his newfound skills that'll allow him to survive the return trek alone. Filmed between September and October 1979 on location in Blue Mountains and Barrington Forest, New South Wales, Australia.

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