Fatty Finn

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  • 1980
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.7  (295)

Fatty Finn is a delightful Australian family film from 1980 that tells the story of Fatty Finn, a mischievous, fun-loving boy who embarks on adventures with his group of friends in his hometown of inner-city Sydney. The movie opens with Fatty (played by Ben Oxenbould) and his friends stealing a watermelon from a fruit stall, which sets the tone for their mischievous ways. Nevertheless, despite their playful nature, the group is fiercely loyal to one another, and their friendship is at the heart of the story.

Fatty, in particular, dreams of being wealthy and famous and is always on the lookout for opportunities to make a quick buck. When he hears that a local millionaire, Sheik Abdul, is offering a cash prize for the fastest boat in a regatta, Fatty jumps at the chance and convinces his friends to help him build a boat. However, building a boat is no easy feat, and the group soon finds themselves in over their heads.

In addition to his boat-building exploits, Fatty also finds himself in a predicament when he accidentally breaks a window and is unable to pay for the damages. He hatches a scheme to raise the money by collecting bottles and cans to recycle, but his plan goes awry when he mistakenly collects the Sheik's valuable collection of antique bottles.

As Fatty tries to figure out how to return the bottles without getting into trouble, he and his friends also find themselves at odds with the local bully, Tiger, who is determined to sabotage their boat for the regatta. The rivalry between Fatty and Tiger comes to a head in a thrilling and hilarious boat race, which will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Along the way, Fatty also develops a crush on an older girl, Rebecca (played by Rebecca Rigg), who works at a local fish and chip shop. His attempts to impress Rebecca are both endearing and comical, and their budding romance provides a charming subplot.

The movie is not only entertaining but also highlights important themes of loyalty, friendship, perseverance, and hard work. As the group of friends come together to build their boat and race against their rivals, they learn the value of teamwork and determination. Moreover, the movie also touches on the issue of wastefulness and the importance of recycling, a message that remains relevant today.

Overall, Fatty Finn is an enjoyable family movie that will appeal to audiences of all ages. The delightful cast, engaging storyline, and charming setting of inner-city Sydney make for a memorable cinematic experience. The film's blend of adventure, comedy, and heartwarming moments will leave a lasting impression on viewers and make them fall in love with Fatty and his friends.

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    1 hr 31 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (295)