Based on Syd Nicholls' popular comic strip series, the live-action antics of FATTY FINN leap from page to screen in classic larger-than-life colour, design and 1930s sentiment.
Ten-year old local larrikin Fatty Finn (Ben Oxenbould) leads a carefree life of mischief and occasional mayhem. Keen to listen to a blockbuster Ashes Test match between the English and Australian cricket teams, featuring his all-time sports hero Donald Bradman, Fatty endeavors to raise money for a crystal radio set - selling bottles, collecting horse manure and even organising a lively street fair.
The only thing standing in his way is arch rival Bruiser Murphy (Greg Kelly), who does everything he can to destroy Fatty's efforts and bring about his spectacular downfall.
Presented in a brand new transfer, showcasing cinematography by Academy Award® winner John Seale (The English Patient), and featuring a farrago of childhood adventures: including a frog race, a goat race and several madcap encounters with the eccentric Woolloomooloo locals, FATTY FINN also stars Bert Newton, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Rigg, Lorraine Bayly, Henri Szeps, Su Cruikshank, Gerard Kennedy, celebrating one of Australia’s great comic strip gems with flair and everlasting charm.
Director: Maurice Murphy
Cast: Ben Oxenbould, Bert Newton, Gerard Kennedy, Noni Hazelhurst
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