When Charlie McFarlane (Paul Hogan) withdraws from his life after a family tragedy, his estranged son, Boots (Shane Jacobson) decides to drag his reluctant father on a trip to fulfil their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip in Cape York. The feisty Charlie wants no part in this crazy idea, but propelled by Boots determination, they travel across the country towards their faraway destination. When joined by a young and upbeat hitchhiker, they are compelled to view their relationship in a new light. Old wounds are reopened and family secrets are revealed against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes and new perspectives. This heartfelt journey shows two of Australia's great comic talents in a story that will touch your soul as well as make you smile. Directed by Dean Murphy (Strange Bedfellows) this film will show that family ties, no matter how imperfect, are the ties that truly bind.
Charlie & Boots
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Anthony Hammer, Beverley Dunn, Morgan Griffin, Paul Hogan, Reg Evans, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, Val Lehman