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Skippy and the Intruders

1h 36m Family, Australia, Australian 1969

Australian park rangers (Ed Devereaux, Tony Bonner) and a kangaroo pal face salvagers who want to illegally plunder a shipwreck's cargo.

Undeniable hero of Australian TV and pop culture pin-up, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo takes a giant leap into his first ever feature film in Skippy and The Intruders. This rarely seen 1969 stand-alone production takes place in the famed Waratah National Park and continues the intrepid adventures of young Sonny Hammond (Garry Pankhurst) alongside his ever-reliable marsupial friend.

The Intruders arrive in the form of two suspicious divers (Ron Graham and Jeff Ashby) seeking a park permit to carry out regulation abalone fishing. With their request granted by Chief Ranger Matt Hammond (Ed Devereaux), they begin an underwater operation involving a clandestine treasure hunt in a submersible to retrieve the cargo of lost gold from a sunken wreck. When Sonny, Clancy (Liza Goddard) and Skippy discover the truth behind the divers’ duplicity and uncover a complex smuggling ring in the process, they are captured and summarily locked up. With Matt and Flight Ranger Jerry (Tony Bonner, The Lighthorsemen) on the case, aided by a sympathetic woman named Meg (Jeanie Drynan, Muriel’s Wedding) it will take nerve, ingenuity and every trick in Skippy’s pouch to get them out of this tight bind.


Ed Devereaux (Matt Hammond, Head Ranger) , Garry Pankhurst (Sonny Hammond) , Tony Bonner (Jerry King, Flight Ranger)


Lee Robinson