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Encyclopedia > Ned Kelly (2003 film)
Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly film poster
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Produced by Tim Bevan
Catherine Bishop
Liza Chasin
Robert Drewe
Eric Fellner
Debra Hayward
Lynda House
Timothy White
Nelson Woss
Written by Robert Drewe (novel)
John M. McDonagh
Starring Heath Ledger
Orlando Bloom
Geoffrey Rush
Distributed by Focus Features
UIP
Release date(s) 27 March 2003 (Australia)
Running time 110 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Ned Kelly is an Australian film directed by Gregor Jordan. The movie portrays the life of Ned Kelly who is a well-known bushranger in Australia. The film is mainly based on Robert Drewe's book Our Sunshine. Image File history File links Ned Kelly 2003 movie poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... Gregor Jordan is an Australian film director. ... Tim Bevan is a succesful movie producer for Universal Studios. ... Catherine (Cath) Bishop (born 22 November 1971) is a former British rower. ... Robert Drewe is an Australian Novelist who was born in Melbourne, Victoria, but moved with his family to Perth, Western Australia at the age of 6. ... Eric Fellner (b. ... Timothy White (January 25, 1952 - June 27, 2002) was a noted rock music journalist and editor. ... Robert Drewe is an Australian Novelist who was born in Melbourne, Victoria, but moved with his family to Perth, Western Australia at the age of 6. ... Heathcliff Andrew Ledger (born April 4, 1979) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actor. ... Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom[1] (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ... Focus Features is the art house films division of Universal Pictures, and acts as both a producer and distributor for its own films and a distrubutor for foreign films. ... United International Pictures (UIP) is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom) and Universal Studios (owned by NBC Universal), to distribute some of the two studios films outside United States (including territories) and Canada. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Gregor Jordan is an Australian film director. ... Ned Kelly the day before his execution Edward Ned Kelly (c. ... Bushrangers, or bush rangers were outlaws in the early years of the European settlement of Australia who had the survival skills necessary to use the Australian bush as a refuge to hide from the authorities. ... Robert Drewe is an Australian Novelist who was born in Melbourne, Victoria, but moved with his family to Perth, Western Australia at the age of 6. ... Our Sunshine is a 1991 novel based on the life of Ned Kelly, a 19th-century Australian bushman whose exploits are considered by many as a heroic revolt against the British in Australia. ...

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Main cast

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom[1] (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. ... Heathcliff Andrew Ledger (born April 4, 1979) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actor. ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-Australian actress known for her roles in Mulholland Dr., the film remakes of The Ring and King Kong, as well as her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams. ...

Plot

The film tells his life as a bushranger in north-east Victoria, where he lived all his life. He, his brother Dan, and two other men — Steve Hart and Joe Byrne — formed a gang of Irish Australians in response to Irish and English tensions that arose in 19th century Australia. The film starts out with a mysterious setting of a young Ned Kelly, rescuing a young boy from drowning. The film then pans to the beautiful Australian wild and Ned Kelly talking about his father. He then wakes up from sleeping in the Australian wilderness, to see a beautiful white mare. He rides the horse into town, only to be arrested for supposed horse stealing. The horse, that he supposedly stole, was actually stolen by Wild Wright, Ned's friend, but wandered off until Ned found it and was innocently imprisoned. Three years later, Ned is released from prison. He comes home with a warm welcome to his Catholic Irish family. Ned and the rest of the family, are seemingly working to get ahead in life, as he puts it, by farming, owning horses, and working. One night at the bar, (Ned's] sister, Kate, gets up to have another drink. A local Victorian police officer, named Fitzpatrick, offers to buy her another drink. But after several attempts, Kate insists she doesn't want one. Ned comes in telling Officer Fitzpatrick that she doesn't want one from the likes of him, and hostilities ensue when the fellow officers believe Ned, "acts as if he owns the place." Getting back at Ned Kelly, the Victorian police steal Ned's horses. Ned, his brother Dan, his friends Steve Hart, Joe Byrne, and Wild Wright, investigate the matter, and steal back their horses. Fitzpatrick arrives one evening at Ned's house, while he's away, to see Kate, only to be told that she doesn't want to see him. Officer Fitzpatrick tells them they have warrants for them, for horse stealing. A fight ensues, and Fizpatrick rushes back to the police office, telling the other officers that Ned Kelly shot him. The Victorian police then arrest Ned's mother, and Ned, Dan, Steve, and Joe become outlaws and run from the law. They meet with the Victorian police in the woods, and kill Constable Lonnigan, along with two other officers. For years on, Ned, Dan, Steve, and Joe, now called the Kelly Gang, avoid capture, living in the wild, often without food. The British Empire sends in Francis Hare, who arrests many people to possibly force out where Ned Kelly might be, including Joe Byrne's life-long friend, Aaron Sherrit. Aaron Sherrit, being told that they don't want to harm his friend Joe, but only wants the Kellys, gives them a location where they might be. Joe Byrne finds out, and arrives one night at his house wearing a dress and armed with a loaded shotgun, and shoots Aaron, killing him. Along the end of the crusade of the Kelly Gang, they take over the town of Glenrowan, winning the trust of the townspeople there. Lieutenant Hare and the Police force are set to capture Ned at Glenrowan, and a large battle with many casualties ensues. The Kelly gang uses an armor, which covers their entire chest, stomache, and head. Joe Byrne is shot inside the local pub, and dies. Morning passes, and the officers are wondering where Ned and Dan Kelly, and Steve Hart are. Dan and Steve then shoot themselves in the head, committing suicide. Ned wakes up from having a dream, and even though gravely injured, continues to fire at the police. He finally is shot to the ground, where the officers gather around him. Loaded on a train, a medical officer takes away Ned's beloved green sash and gives it to Lieutenant Hare, asking him if he may have it. Ned then shakes his head while Lieutenant Hare takes away the green and gold sash the train steers away. It was noted that even with a pardon which had a petition of 32,000 signatures, Ned Kelly was hung on November 11, 1880. Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place to Be Motto(s): Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (resigning effective 30th July 2007) (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05... Dan Kelly (1861 - 28th June 1880) was the youngest brother of Australian Bushranger Ned Kelly. ... Steve Hart was an Australian bushranger renowned for his membership in the infamous Kelly Gang. ... Joe Byrne (1857 - June 28, 1880) was an Australian bushranger known as the lieutenant of the Kelly Gang. ... Irish Australian is the third largest ethnic group in Australia, after Australian and English. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the United Kingdom anthem is God Save the Queen. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ...


Box office

US Gross Domestic Takings: US$ 86,959 Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...

+ Other International Takings: $6,284,940

= Gross Worldwide Takings: $6,371,899


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
AboutFilm.com - Ned Kelly (2003) (750 words)
There Ned Kelly is known as a colorful 1870s Irish-Australian outlaw—a vicious murderer and bank robber to the English gentry of the time, and a Robin Hood-style folk hero to the disenfranchised first-generation Irish immigrants.
That's the tone from the outset, when the film opens with Ned Kelly, as a child, rescuing another boy from drowning and being awarded the silk hero's sash of green and gold.
Ned Kelly is a compelling and enjoyable movie, but in the end, that's all it is.
Ned Kelly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2535 words)
Ned grew up in poverty in some of the harshest conditions in Australia, and folk tales tell of his sleeping on the ground in the bush during the Victorian winter.
Ned Kelly survived to stand trial, and was sentenced to death by Judge Redmond Barry, who had tried him on previous occasions for lesser crimes.
Ned Kelly's actual suit of armour was borrowed from the Victorian Museum and worn in the film.
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