Walkabout Poster

Release Date: 1971

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 1998

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist (John Meillon) takes his teenage daughter (Jenny Agutter) and 6-year-old son (Lucien John) into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Aborigine boy (David Gulpilil) who shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life.

Cast: Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, David Gulpilil, John Meillon, Robert McDarra, John Illingsworth, Hilary Bamberger, Peter Carver

Director: Nicolas Roeg

Genres: Adventure

Production Co: Max L. Raab Productions

Keywords: Survival, 1970s, Intense, Gripping, Growing up, Father, Quest