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Outback

1989 1h 31m Western List
Reviews 57% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
On the unforgiving Australian frontier, American businessman Ben Creed (Jeff Fahey) is intent on building a life with Alice May Richards (Tushka Bergen), the gorgeous daughter of a local rancher. Although Ben is hopelessly in love with the girl, he faces some stiff competition from local cowboy Jack Donaghue (Steven Vidler). When Alice's father dies, and an unscrupulous creditor plots to seize her family's land, Ben leaps to her defense -- an act that could lead to their marriage or his funeral. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member This is the movie that started it all..... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member it was like the xact same as Australia but they were droving horses not cattle. i know where they got 'Australia' from now. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A solid Australian western about land deals, horse drives, and love triangles. I really appreciated seeing Jeff Fahey in the dandy cattleman role rather than the rough ‘n ready drover. The film was definitely shot on the cheap (kinda looks like a Young Indiana Jones episode), the score is a touch lame (kinda sounds like a Young Indiana Jones episode), and there are a few twists and turns in the love story that don’t quite add up (kinda like in a-you get the drift)…but I found the film to be more honest than say Baz Luhrman’s Australia which shares several of the same story beats. Check it out if yer a fan of sweet westerns or if yer a Fahey fan like myself. VF. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member not to bad of a story line..worth watching once i guess Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member I normally don't like Western movies but this one was so romantic and aw I just loved it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie tops all my favorite movies I don't know why it does but it does. You just need to see it to understand what I am talking about Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis On the unforgiving Australian frontier, American businessman Ben Creed (Jeff Fahey) is intent on building a life with Alice May Richards (Tushka Bergen), the gorgeous daughter of a local rancher. Although Ben is hopelessly in love with the girl, he faces some stiff competition from local cowboy Jack Donaghue (Steven Vidler). When Alice's father dies, and an unscrupulous creditor plots to seize her family's land, Ben leaps to her defense -- an act that could lead to their marriage or his funeral.
Director
Ian Barry
Producer
John Sexton, Antony I. Ginnane, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Kent C. Lovell
Screenwriter
John Sexton
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Sep 4, 2007
Runtime
1h 31m