• Publication date: February 20, 2012

Archer Adventure

During the 1860s, an apprentice to a horse trainer volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race.

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 1985

MBC Max:

February 23, 2012 03:00 (KSA) ~ February 23, 2012 02:00 (CLT)

Dave Power, a young and ambitious caretaker of a racehorse named Archer.

In order to get Archer to the 1861 Melbourne Cup, where the horse must compete, Power takes him on a 600-mile Outback odyssey, fraught with excitement and peril.

The horse then wins the race. Incredibly, this picaresque character study was based on a true story.


  • Brett Climo
  • Robert Coleby
  • Ned Lander
  • Doreen Warburton
  • Claire Corbett
  • Brian Anderson
  • John Spicer

Directed by: Denny Lawerence