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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.
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Fred Schepisi (screenplay) | Thomas Keneally (novel)
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Sep 3, 1980 (United States)

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55 cast members
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Tommy Lewis
Jimmie Blacksmith Jimmie Blacksmith   See fewer
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Freddy Reynolds
Mort Blacksmith Mort Blacksmith   See fewer
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Ray Barrett
Farrell Farrell   See fewer
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Jack Thompson
Rev. Neville Rev. Neville   See fewer
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Angela Punch McGregor
Gilda Marshall (as Angela Punch) Gilda Marshall (as Angela Punch)   See fewer
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Steve Dodd
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Peter Carroll
McCready McCready   See fewer
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Ruth Cracknell
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Don Crosby
Jack Newby Jack Newby   See fewer
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Elizabeth Alexander
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Peter Sumner
Dowie Steed Dowie Steed   See fewer
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Tim Robertson
Healey Healey   See fewer
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Ray Meagher
Dud Edmonds Dud Edmonds   See fewer
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Brian Anderson
Hyberry Hyberry   See fewer
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Jane Harders
Mrs. Healey Mrs. Healey   See fewer
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Julie Dawson
Martha Neville Martha Neville   See fewer
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Jack Charles
Harry Edwards Harry Edwards   See fewer
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Arthur Dignam
Man in Butcher Shop Man in Butcher Shop   See fewer
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Robyn Nevin
Mrs. McCready Mrs. McCready   See fewer
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Gregory Apps
Smith (as Greg Apps) Smith (as Greg Apps)   See fewer
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Jillian Archer
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John Bowman
Mullett Mullett   See fewer
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Bryan Brown
Shearer Shearer   See fewer
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J.C. Thomas J.C. Thomas   See fewer
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Aileen Corpus
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Matthew Crosby
Timmy Newby Timmy Newby   See fewer
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Marshall Crosby
Peter Newby Peter Newby   See fewer
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Zona Dixon
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Ken Grant
Wilson Wilson   See fewer
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Lauren Hutton
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John Jarratt
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Ray Marshall
Constable in Jail Constable in Jail   See fewer
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Zac Martin
Drunken Aborigine Drunken Aborigine   See fewer
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Alexandra Schepisi
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Rob Steele
Claude Lewis Claude Lewis   See fewer
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Richard Ussher
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Barbara Wyndon
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Mervyn Drake
Kelly (uncredited) Kelly (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 2,222 votes