Archer's Adventure (1985)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Release Date - Nov 3, 1985 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Not to be confused with the like-vintage "sword and sorcery" TV pilot of the same name, director Denny Lawrence's Archer's Adventure was lensed in Australia. Brett Climo plays Dave Power, a young and ambitious caretaker of a racehorse named Archer. In order to get Archer to the 1861 Melbourne Cup, where the horse must compete, Power takes him on a 600-mile Outback odyssey, fraught with excitement and peril. The horse then wins the race. Incredibly, this picaresque character study was based on a true story. Also known as Archer's Adventure, the film features 18-year-old Nicole Kidman in a crucial role.

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childbirth, family, frontier, horse, journey, race-against-time, racehorse, racing, wilderness