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The Shiralee

1h 35m Drama, Family, Australia, Australian 1987

An outback drifter named Macauley (Bryan Brown) travels with his young daughter, Buster (Rebecca Smart), in 1950's Australia.

Returning home from the outback, Macauley (Bryan Brown) finds his wife in bed with another man. In the heat of the moment, he vents his anger by taking custody of their young daughter, Buster (Rebecca Smart), and heads for the back blocks of South Australia. Macauley, the street fighter with blood on his knuckles, a chip on his shoulder and anger in his heart, finds himself stuck with a young daughter in tow. Mac struggles with his ill-chosen role of father and mother to a child of his own, yet that he doesn’t know. His resentment grows as Buster intrudes on the world Macauley forged for himself. Shiralee means burden, but Buster is a burden which Macauley must come to embrace.


Bryan Brown (Macauley) , Noni Hazlehurst (Lily) , Rebecca Smart (Buster)


George Ogilvie



Closed Captions [CC]




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