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Robbery Under Arms (1985)





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Many cinematic versions of this story which first appeared in 1889 (authored by Rolf Boldrewood) have been produced, the first was an Australian film dating back to 1907, and this mid-'80s interpretation is also an Australian release. The focus is on Captain Starlight (Sam Neill) and his gang of outlaws who terrorize the countryside in the late 19th century. Dick and Jim Marsten (Steven Vidler and Christopher Cummins) leave home to join Captain Starlight's gang of brigands, following fast on their father's own footsteps. Opposing the Marstens and the rest of the gang is the determined Sir Frederick Morringer (Robert Grubb). Love interests, arguments, and episodic adventures fill the time until the inevitable final showdown with the law. Originally intended as a series on television, the sequences have been cut to fit into a continuous, 2 1/2-hour movie -- unfortunately deleting background on the main protagonists and their lovers. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Sam Neill
as Capt. Starlight
Steven Vidler
as Dick Marston
Liz Newman
as Gracey
Tom E. Lewis
as Warrigal
Jane Menelaus
as Aileen Marston
Robert Grubb
as Sir Frederic Morringer
John Dick
as Trooper Fall
Michael Duffield
as Mr. Falkland
Roger Ward
as McIntyre
Keith Smith
as Trooper Spring
Barbara West
as Mrs. Falkland
Tony Allison
as Jury Foreman
Rob George
as Barman
Ian Gray
as Coach Driver
Patrick Frost
as Anglican Minister
Henry Salter
as Detective
Edward Caddick
as Shanty Keeper
Carmel Young
as Lady of Fashion 1
Glen Boswell
as Dick's Mate
Don Barker
as Wilson
Edwin Hodgeman
as Jack Benson
Jim Daly
as Man with Shotgun
Celine Griffin
as Predatory Daughter (1)
Paul Brennan
as Young Richard
Jim James
as Aboriginal Tracker
Edmund Pegge
as Peter Dawson
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