The Earthling (1980)





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A terminally-ill Australian (William Holden) befriends an orphan (Ricky Schroeder) he encounters in the wilderness in this drama from director Peter Collinson.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Filmways Pictures

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Rick Schroder
as Shawn Daley
William Holden
as Patrick Foley
Jack Thompson
as Ross Daley
Olivia Hamnett
as Bettina Daley
Alwyn Kurts
as Christian Neilson
Redmond Phillips
as Bobby Burns
Ray Barnett
as Parnell
Ray Barrett
as Parnell
Pat Evison
as Meg Neilson
Jane Harders
as Molly Ann Hogan
Allan Penney
as Harlan
Walter Pym
as Uncle
Harry Neilson
as McGroaty
Dawn Schroder
as Dalton
Maggie Blinco
as Jessica
Tui Bow
as Lyla
Danny Adcock
as Bus Driver
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I can't believe anyone would give this movie a bad rating. Very poignant, breath taking scenery, and wonderful message! A must see!

pamela peterson
pamela peterson

This is one of those movies that flew under the radair but is more than worth the time to watch. A young boy is lost in the Asutraulain out back after his parents die in an accident. He is found by an old man that is trying to make it to his family homestead before he dies of cancer. The old man doen't want to be saddled with the boy but can't just leave the boy to die in the wilderness. The old man has to teach the boy to survive and live off the land before he dies. A very young Ricky Shroder does an outstanding performance along side William Holden, who always gives his best. The senery is outstanding, and the acting is great. This is the last film by William Holden who died not too long after making the movie.

Thomas Reed
Thomas Reed

A real tear jerker about a man coming to the end of his life and a boy just starting his. William Holden puts in a gritty performance while young Ricky Schroder tugs at the strings of even the hardest hearts.

Ian Droste
Ian Droste

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