The Man from Snowy River (1982 film)

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The Man from Snowy River is a 1982 Australian drama film based on the Banjo Paterson poem The Man from Snowy River.

The story of a boy suddenly alone in the world. The men who challenge him. And the girl who helps him become a man. (tagline)

Jim Craig

  • There are a dozen good brood mares in that mob. I'll be back for them... and for whatever else is mine.
  • I'm not hiding beneath the skirts of a bunch of women.

Jessica Harrison

  • If I'd wanted your help, mate, I would've asked for it.


  • Don't throw effort out to foolishness!
  • I haven't had this much feminine attention in years.


Jim: United in death, the minister said.
Spur: Superstition.
Jim: It's a nice thought, Spur.
Spur: It's a great comfort to widows and fools. There's more to life than death, Jim.

Harrison: You have a long way to go yet, lad.
Spur: He's not a lad, brother, he's man. He's a man!

Curly: I'm studying to be supervisor.
Jim: Studying to be stupid.

Jessica: [viewing from horseback, after Jim saves Jessica and they kiss, a change coming in the Aussie mountain weather] It changes so suddenly. One moment it's paradise, the next it's trying to kill you.
Jim: Yep, that's how it can be up here. If it was easy to get to know it, it would be not challenging. You've got to treat the mountains like a high-spirited horse; never take it for granted.
Jessica: It's the same with people, too.

Rosemary: Male company will be a pleasant relief in this hothouse of female emotions.

Jim: I think they're trying to make a butler out of me.
Jessica: They're trying to make a lady out of me.
Jim: Well, they won't have no luck.
Jessica: Thank you very much!
Jim: Now hold on, I didn't mean...
Jessica: I don't suppose they'll have any luck making a gentleman out of you, either.

[Harrison is threatening to send Jessica away to a ladies' college]
Jessica: No! I won't go!
Harrison: [slaps Jessica] You're as deceitful as your mother.

Frew: [rising in bed with his lever action rifle as Curly advances on Jim with a broken bottle] Curly - lose the bottle! [cocks the lever action rifle as Curly stops and stares] I did it before... and so help me, I'll do it again.
[Curly drops the bottle]

Curly: [to Jim] I heard you broke in more than the colt while we were away... Did you have to use your spurs boy?!

Spur: [hears stones falling behind them] How'd you find this place?
Clancy: I tracked ya. [laughs] You silly old galah, you leave a trail like a one-legged seed drill.
Spur: Damn you, Clancy, always sneekin' around, makin' no noise.
Clancy: I heard noise, I heard voices.
Spur: Aha, sure sign of old age when you start hearin' things.


  • The story of a boy suddenly alone in the world. The men who challenge him. And the girl who helps him become a man.