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The Earthling (1980)

PG
97 min | Adventure, Drama

Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were ...See morePatrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in an accident in this remote inhospitable territory. Being unable to accompany the boy back to the civilized world he reluctantly takes him with him on his trip to that valley and teaches him in a rugged way how to survive ... Written by Willy Vanhaelen See less
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Composers
Dick DeBenedictis | Bruce Smeaton (alternate score: Australia)
Cinematographer
Donald McAlpine (as Don McAlpine)
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Updated Jul 24, 1980

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Jul 24, 1980 (United States)

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19 cast members
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William Holden
Patrick Foley Patrick Foley   See fewer
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Ricky Schroder
Shawn Daley Shawn Daley   See fewer
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Jack Thompson
Ross Daley Ross Daley   See fewer
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Olivia Hamnett
Bettina Daley Bettina Daley   See fewer
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Alwyn Kurts
Christian Neilson Christian Neilson   See fewer
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Pat Evison
Meg Neilson Meg Neilson   See fewer
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Redmond Phillips
Bobby Burns Bobby Burns   See fewer
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Ray Barrett
Parnell Parnell   See fewer
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Allan Penney
Harlan Harlan   See fewer
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Walter Pym
Uncle Uncle   See fewer
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Cul Cullen
Dawson Dawson   See fewer
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Dawn Gregg
Dalton (as Dawn Schroder) Dalton (as Dawn Schroder)   See fewer
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Maggie Blinco
Jessica Jessica   See fewer
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Tui Bow
Lyla Lyla   See fewer
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Danny Adcock
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Jane Harders
Molly Ann Hogan (uncredited) Molly Ann Hogan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Neilson
McGroaty (uncredited) McGroaty (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,183 votes