BACKTRACK BOYS

2018 • 100 minutes
4.7
16 reviews
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About this movie

A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team. This life-affirming, observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows Zach, Tyrson, and Rusty in a youth program that Bernie runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, a rural Australian town in New South Wales. It reveals the challenges and triumphs these boys face as they try to find their place in the world, and the dogs that help tame their wild ways.
4.7
16 reviews
john whitley
29 November 2019
I watched this movie with tears in my eyes at many times. What a beautiful documentary of love in action. An inspirational story of an inspirational team - including the gorgeous boys who shared their private stories - and never to forget the magnificent dogs and the unconditional love they always offer! x
Rosie Grigg.
19 April 2019
beautiful movie! amazing what this man does for the kids! shows the lives and reality of really troubled kids, there are so many in need of help that this man gives.
Victoria Jewett
10 May 2019
What a beautiful story of the power of compassion and commitment. Thank you to all for sharing from the heart. I would encourage everyone to view this documentary because you'll be touched in such a positive way. Programs like this are pathways to rescue lives and build strong communities.