Colour in the Creek (1987)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Set during the Great Depression, this Australian TV movie concerns the adventures of the Fletcher family. Dennis Miller and Judy Morris portray the Fletcher parents, who with their offspring head to the Outback to prospect for gold. The oldest Fletcher boy (Ken Talbot) is bullied by the son (Travis Latter) of another group of prospectors, but soon the boys become friends. When the boys come upon a nugget of gold in a nearby stream, everyone rushes to stake a claim--except for dad Fletcher, who has been incapacitated by an accident and may lose out on the upcoming bonanza. Colour in the Creek was first presented in the US on PBS' Wonderworks series in May of 1987.

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Australia, gold, family, friendship, injury