Oyster Farmer

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Oyster Farmer
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Promotional poster
Directed byAnna Reeves
Produced byAnthony Buckley
Piers Tempest
Written byAnna Reeves
StarringAlex O'Loughlin
Jim Norton
Diana Glenn
Music byStephen Warbeck
CinematographyAlun Bollinger
Edited byPeter Beston
Jamie Trevill
Distributed bySherman Pictures
Release date
10 September 2004 (2004-09-10)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryAustralia / United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Oyster Farmer is a 2004 Australian romantic comedy/drama film about a young man who runs away to the Hawkesbury River and gets a job with eighth-generation oyster farmers. It was written and directed by Anna Reeves, and stars Alex O'Loughlin and Diana Glenn.

The film enjoyed some free publicity, due to rumours that its star Alex O'Loughlin was a finalist for the role of James Bond.

Cast[edit]

  • Alex O'Loughlin (credited as Alex O'Lachlan) as Jack Flange, a criminal who steals money from a bank van to help pay the medical bills for his ill sister. After obtaining the money, he sends the money to himself via post. To avoid getting caught, he joins a group of oyster farmers under the guise that he's a citizen looking for work.
  • Jim Norton as Mumbles, Brownie's Irish-born father
  • Diana Glenn as Pearl, Jack's love interest
  • David Field as Brownie
  • Kerry Armstrong as Trish, Brownie's estranged wife
  • Claudia Harrison as Nikki Flange, Jack's sister
  • Alan Cinis as Slug, a man who regularly annoys Brownie, Mumbles, Jack and the other oyster farmers under Brownie's command
  • Jack Thompson as Skippy
  • Bob Yearley as Bruce
  • Brady Kitchingham as Heath
  • Gary Henderson as Oyster Farmer Barry
  • Ian Johnson as Oyster Farmer #1
  • Peter Johnson (actor) as Oyster Farmer #2
  • Natalie McCurry as Pearl's Mum

Box office[edit]

Oyster Farmer grossed $2,383,051 at the box office in Australia.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Oyster Farmer
  • Oyster Farmer on IMDb
  • "Oyster Farmer". National Film and Sound Archive. Retrieved 18 May 2010.