Plot & Details
Set against the scenic backdrop of pre-World War II Australia, Baz Luhrmann's romantic period adventure stars Nicole Kidman as an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch, and Hugh Jackman as the rough-and-tumble cattle driver who helps protect her property from greedy English cattle barons. As the pair attempt to herd 2,000 head of cattle hundreds of miles across the treacherous Australian outback, they are stunned to bear witness to the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces -- who just a few months prior launched a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Action,Drama,Epic and Historical,War,Westerns
- Run Time: 165min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/26/2008
- DVD Release Date: 03/03/2009
- Distributor(s): Fox
- Director(s): Baz Luhrmann
- Starring: Nicole Kidman , Hugh Jackman , David Wenham , Bryan Brown , Jack Thompson
- Themes: Haunted By the Past,Class Differences,Life on the Homefront,Cattle Ranchers,Ranchers
- Tone: Lavish,Passionate,Rousing,Sweeping
- Keywords: Australia,English [nationality],cattlemen,ranch
- Country of Origin: USA (11-26-2008)
- Language: English