Episode 4: The Quest (1986)

In this wholesome adventure, Henry Thomas uses his ET-honed bike skills to debunk the non-magical pseudo-mysteries of Aboriginal Australian mythology. Lindsay, MikeD and MikeR discuss how all joy and wonder will be sapped from the souls of kids who view this film, and how the real hero is the sassy, mom-tormenting kid sister Jane.

Not to be confused with the JCVD vehicle of the same name, The Quest (1986) was released internationally under a plethora of other, less generic titles (The Spirit Chaser, Frog Dreaming, The Secret of the Lake). Despite marginal success in its home country, it was one of the first films that a young Miramax acquired and blandified for American video distribution. Enjoy!

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