Directed by Peter Weir Screenplay by David Williamson
They meet as competitors in a provincial track meet. They start to become friends when Archy, the country mouse (Mark Lee), shares his breakfast with Frank, the city ferret (Mel Gibson), who has gone broke betting on himself. That friendship deepens as they trek through the Australian outback to Perth, where the idealistic but underage Archy hopes to find a recruiter who will permit him to fight for someone else's King and country in the Great War.
It is all very pleasant and, as realized by Director Weir, who proved in Picnic at Hanging Rock...