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Blue Fin
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Directed by Carl Schultz
Produced by Hal McElroy
Written by Sonia Borg
Starring Hardy Krüger
Greg Rowe
Elspeth Ballantyne
Music by Michael Carlos
Cinematography Geoff Burton
Editing by Rod Adamson
Studio South Australian Film Corporation
McElroy and McElroy
Distributed by Pacific International Enterprises
Release date(s) November 1978 (1978-11)
Running time 95 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget AU $750,000
Money made AU $703,000 (Australia)

Blue Fin is a 1978 Australian family film directed by Carl Schultz and starring Hardy Krüger, Greg Rowe and Elspeth Ballantyne. It is based on a 1969 Australian novel written by Colin Thiele.


Based on the children's novel by South Australian author 'Colin Thiele', this is a father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. Accident-prone son Snook is forever making mistakes much to the chagrin of his father Pascoe. But when tragedy strikes the fishing boat during a deep sea fishing trek in the Southern Ocean, the boy is called on to become a man in a rites of sea passage to reconcile his past mishaps and save both his father and the ship from certain disaster.

Twelve-year-old Steve Pascoe is nicknamed 'Snook' by everyone in Port Lincoln. He's thin and long-faced, like the fish he's named after. At school he's no good at sport and, at home, his father scorns him. Snook joins his father and fellow crewmen on a tuna-fishing expedition, when disaster strikes. It is up to Snook to save himself and his father from a desperate situation.


Proposed Remake

In 2017 it was announced the movie would be remade.

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