Watch: Frog Dreaming 1986 123movies, Full Movie Online – American boy, Cody, whose parents have died, lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes across some strange events happening in Devil’s Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about “frog dreamings”. Cody tries to investigate….
Plot: American boy Cody lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive and inquisitive. He comes accross some strange events happening in Devil’s Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about “frog dreamings”. Cody tries to investigate…
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Great Film For Younger Kids & Old
The story concerns an American boy named Cody who now lives in Australia with his guardian Gaza. He sets out with two of his friends to explore a lake that is said to inhabit a mysterious creature known as ‘Donkegen’.
The opening scene is really well done. The film score is fantastic and the acting gives this film a very realistic feel.
Even though it’s a kids film, it never plays down to a lower intelligence and understands that a kids film doesn’t have to use slang in order to reach it’s target audience.
I honestly believe in the age of too many video games and TV, this is a great film for young or old. Better to show to young ones in the hopes they understand you can have so much fun by just exploring and creating/building things. Perhaps when they are older they will look back at this film and realize one of it’s overall messages.
Let’s hope for a proper DVD release soon.
One of the best children’s films ever
FROG DREAMING is one of those films that always seemed to be showing on TV in the UK in the 1980s. I remember in the early days of the Internet, everybody ALWAYS used to ask the question, what’s that movie with the mechanism under the pond that people think is a monster? I was one of them and it took me many years to figure out the movie and then track it down in order to finally watch it. I’m glad I made the effort, because this is a highly decent children’s adventure film. It’s certainly ahead of THE GOONIES in terms of quality and it’s the kind of film that the recently-made SUPER 8 could only dream of being. The reason FROG DREAMING is so good? It’s full of character. Australian films don’t get more Australian-feeling than this. The characters are quirky and interesting, and the film is full of natural humour that never feels forced or out of place.
FROG DREAMING also has the benefit of being directed by the one and only Brian Trenchard-Smith, one of my favourite B-movie directors who always knows how to make entertaining produce on limited budgets. The resultant film is snappy, fast-paced, and packed with mysticism, atmosphere, and spooky scares. Okay, so the central conceit of the Aboriginal monster is augmented via a rather obvious twist which will be guessable soon after starting viewing, but that doesn’t stop the story being eerie and engaging. I love movies that engage with local folklore like this. Henry Thomas, child star of E.T., is a delight as the imported American lead and future NEIGHBOURS actress Rachel Friend (she played Bronwen) is suitably fitting as the would-be love interest. I particularly enjoyed Tony Barry’s heartfelt turn as the father figure.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Family
Director Brian Trenchard-Smith, Russell Hagg
Writer Everett De Roche
Actors Henry Thomas, Tony Barry, Rachel Friend
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm