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Earthling, The

Earthling, The(1981)

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Diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer, Patrick Foley has returned to his native Australia to die in the peace and quiet of the wilderness. His simple plan is complicated, however, when he meets Shawn Daley, a young boy who has just lost his parents in an accident, and takes him under his wing. Located far from any civilization, Patrick continues on his mission, but decides to teach Shawn the skills that he'll need to survive after his mentor is dead.

Cast & Crew

William Holden Patrick Foley
Ricky Schroder Shawn Daley
Jack Thompson Ross Daley
Olivia Hamnett Bettina Daley
Alwyn Kurts Christian Neilson
Redmond Phillips Bobby Burns
Donald M. McAlpine Director Of Photography
David Burr Camera Assistant
Peter Menzies Camera Assistant
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MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1981 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Colorfilm .....Production Company, Village Roadshow Limited .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  Australia (AU)
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  • the earthling

    kevin sellers 2018-05-18

    Comparisons to "The Shootist" are inevitable. Both films were made around the same time and are the last works of male Hollywood icons, in which... MORE>

  • Bill Holden is wondorous

    Tom3 2018-05-02

    Wow....what a great performance at the end of his life!! Compare that to the cartoon crap of today!! MORE>

  • the respected asshole

    a.morris 2018-05-01

    the story slogged along a slight bit. I still thought it was interesting. the attitude of the main character may seem unbelievable or selfish.. some will... MORE>