Blue Fin (1978)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Based on a novel by Colin Theile, the Australian Blue Fin stars Hardy Kruger as a taciturn tuna boat captain. Kruger's son, played by Greg Rowe, can't do anything to please his demanding dad. Hoping to prove his worth, Rowe puts his life-and sometimes other lives-on the line. A big box-office hit in Australia, Blue Fin failed to make a dent in the US. Perhaps it would have fared better had it been released after the internationally popular Aussie film Man From Snowy River.

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disaster, sea, coming-of-age, father, generation-gap, high-seas, rescue, sea-disaster, shipwreck, son, survivor