Captain Johnno

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  • NR
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.9  (91)

Captain Johnno is a 1988 Australian film written and directed by Mario Andreacchio. It is a heartwarming story about a boy named Johnno who lives in the coastal town of Rushworth with his family. Johnno is a hearing-impaired young boy who is often left out from the rest of the kids due to his disability. His father, who is a fisherman, finds him a new friend by the name of Joshua, who is also deaf, and this friendship leads Johnno on an adventure of a lifetime.

The film starts with Johnno’s family moving to the small coastal town of Rushworth. Johnno is initially excited to be in a new place, but he soon realizes that it is not easy being deaf in a new environment. He struggles to interact with other kids and is often left alone during his break time.

One day, while Johnno is fishing by the river, he meets Joshua, a young deaf boy who is also fishing at the same spot. Joshua teaches Johnno to communicate using sign language, and they quickly become friends. Joshua agrees to help Johnno take part in a sailing competition, which is Johnno’s lifelong dream.

However, Johnno's dream comes to a halt when his father forbids him from participating in the sailing competition. He forbids him on the grounds that he does not want to lose his only son, as the coastal waters can be treacherous. Johnno is much distraught by this, and as a result, he and Joshua steal Johnno's father's boat to head out to sea for the competition. However, they get caught in a sudden storm which causes Johnno to go overboard.

The rest of the film follows the children's parents and the rest of the town coming together to search for Johnno and Joshua, who are lost at sea. They throw everything they have into the search, and after many nail-biting moments, the children are eventually found.

Captain Johnno depicts the incredible bond between young friends who share a similar disability. They work together to overcome obstacles in their lives, and their friendship is heartwarming to watch. The film also touches on issues like family relationships, courage, and sacrifice. Moreover, it highlights the importance of community spirit and rallying together during times of crisis.

One aspect of Captain Johnno that stands out is the stunning cinematography. The film captures the beauty of the ocean and gives us a glimpse into the lives of the coastal town residents. It’s captivating and provides the movie with an authentic feel.

In summary, Captain Johnno is a film that will touch you. It is a story about love, bravery, and the indomitable spirit of the human race. The film captures the essence of childhood friendships and the lengths friends go to support each other. The action scenes are thrilling, and the soundtrack makes the film even more memorable. This is a movie that will leave you with a sense of awe and inspire you to never give up on your dreams. It’s a wholesome family-friendly movie, and one can never forget Captain Johnno’s journey.

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    1 hr 38 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (91)