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Return to Snowy River
Return to Snowy River
Actors: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie, Mark Hembrow
Director: Geoff Burrowes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama
PG     2003     1hr 39min

Australia's breathtaking Victoria Alps set the backdrop for this spectacular epic saga. Tom Burlinson and Sigrid Thornton, two of Australia's brightest film talents, star in a fast-paced, action-packed story of a stormy ro...  more »


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Actors: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie, Mark Hembrow
Director: Geoff Burrowes
Creators: Keith Wagstaff, Geoff Burrowes, Dennis Wright, John Kearney, Kent C. Lovell, John Dixon
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/22/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1988
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 24
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Alice K. from CHUCKEY, TN
Reviewed on 10/2/2012...
Snowy River DVDs are always good.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Angela L. from MERIDIAN, ID
Reviewed on 12/2/2009...
i love this movie. The horses are beautiful and the area in which they film this, has to be the most beautiful land anywhere. I can watch this movie over and over.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

The Man from Snowy River is Back!
Priscilla Stafford | Yokohama, Japan | 11/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The man from Snowy River is back! After a few years trying to earn money to marry Jessica Harrison (Sigrid Thornton), Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) returns to Snowy River. But he finds that a lot of things have changed. The succesful ranchers and bankers want to buy up all of the land of the beautiful Australian mountains where he was brought up. He also finds that Jessica's father, Harrison (Brian Dennehy) wants her to marry Alistair Patton (Nicholas Eadie), son of landowner Patton Sr. (Rhys McConnochie). With a sort of silent feud between the landowners and the mountain men going on, Jim and Jessica must decide if they're love is worth firing up the feud even worse. As most of the cases, I prefer the first movie to "Return to Snowy River" though I think they both deserve 5 stars. One of the reasons is I enjoy the first one more is that Kirk Douglas played Harrison in the first movie. Yes, Brian Dennehy was superb in that role, I still like Kirk Douglas.All right, to the fine parts of the movie. Beautiful and magnificent scenery of the Australian mountains! Excellent acting by all actors and actresses, the suspense, action, and adventure will keep you on the edge of your seats! And Tom Burlinson sure know how to ride when he performs some pretty cool stunts while riding horses. Especially the earlier part of the movie where he proves that he can certainly ride better than Nicholas Eadie who plays the part of the jealous bad guy for Jessica's affection. I recommend this movie along with the first movie, "The Man from Snowy River". These movies are classics and one of the family movies I watch at home. Can't be missed!"
A cinematic work of art.......
Kyle Tolle | Phoenix, Arizona USA | 04/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Return to Snowy River is a sequel that definitely compliments the first movie considering a lot of movie sequels don't really make the grade. Also knowing that Disney was at the helm of this production, with their excellent track record, it was a pretty sure thing it was going to be great.Tom Burlinson (as Jim Craig) and Sigrid Thornton (as Jessica Harrison), once again display great chemistry in their interactions that makes for a very pleasing, although turbulent romantic adventure. Amidst the clashing of landowners and Jessica's father (played by Brian Dennehy) wanting to distance her from Jim Craig permanently, the couple discover the power of love and surmount the odds to find happiness.Filmed in Australia's Victorian Alps, the cinematography is visually stunning and breathtaking. The horsemanship and stunt work is very exciting also and coupled with great acting, this movie is a highly rewarding experience for everyone of all ages. I highly recommend this movie to everyone."
The love story continues...
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 02/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are some people you don't soon forget. Jessica Harrison (Sigrid Thornton) has never quite gotten over Jim Craig/The Man from Snowy River (Tom Burlinson). In the first movie, he promises to come back for what is his.

When he does return, the scenery has changed. The high country hasn't changed as much as the people have changed.

Jessica's father (Brian Dennehy) wants her to marry Alistair Patton (Nicholas Eadie). When she sees Jim for the first time since his return, one of the first things she wants to know is why it has taken him so long to return. It seems he has been trying to prove his worth to her by raising horses and trying to make a future for them both.

At first it seems Jessica is going to follow the wishes of her father, yet we know that she has quite the mind of her own and when Jim asks: "What do you want?" Jessica replies: "I want you." She doesn't have to think twice because her heart is free. Together Jim and Jessica are really like two wild horses at heart. They don't want to be tied down to the life everyone else has determined for them.

Jessica has always been judged for who she is and not for what she is. Her heart can only be tamed by Jim Craig and she is even willing to give up everything she holds dear to make him happy. Alistair Patton (Nicholas Eadie) holds her attention briefly, but the minute she sees Jim you know she hasn't forgotten him as he is the only man who truly knows how she feels about life and love. Alistair turns out to be vindictive and cruel. He not only wants Jessica, he wants to destroy Jim.

This sequel has way more action scenes that are even more spectacular than the first movie although a bit less artistic in places. I still love the scene in the first movie where the horses run through the snow. In this movie, there are gorgeous scenes of horses swimming through rivers and running across the Australian mountains. Quite frankly, it is all quite stunning and the sheer power of the horses can be felt throughout the scenes.

The black stallion plays a significant role in either destroying or healing situations to the point you can't decide if you like him or not. It is as if everything he does causes some extreme situation.

It is highly recommended that you watch the first: "The Man from Snowy River" because they don't repeat information that would make the background behind the feuds much more clear.

When two souls are destined to find one another, they do. Jim and Jessica seem to be able to weather any storm that comes their way, even when the future looks very bleak.

After all, life is an adventure to be lived to the fullest and sometimes you have to set someone free from your heart to see if they will one day come back.

~The Rebecca Review"