Tail of a Tiger

Australia, 1984

Film

Like all young kids, Orville Ryan is desperate to be part of a group. Unfortunately, the one he tries to gain acceptance from, is the local gang of neighbourhood bullies! And “this little dag” just doesn’t belong with them. So he is picked on, chased and battered. But through all this unfairness he happens upon an eccentric old man, who is given a hard time by the same boys. The two of them strike up a relationship based on their similar love for the freedom of flight and a broken down Tiger Moth. Orville persuades the recluse to rebuild the Moth - and Orville’s life takes off with it!

Credits

director

Rolf De Heer

producer

James M. Vernon

Language

English

Duration

01:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36129

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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