When Charlie McFarlane withdrdaws from his early life after a family tragedy, his estranged son, Boots decides to drag his reluctant father on a trip to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip in Cape York. The feisty Charlie wants no part in this idea, but propelled by Boots' determination, they travel across the country towards their faraway destination. When joined by a young upbeat hitchhiker, they are compelled to view their relationship in a new light. Old wounds are reopened and family secrets are revealed against the backdrop of beautiful landscapes and new perspectives. This heartfelt and hilarious journey shows two of Australia's great comic talents in a story that will touch your soul as well as make you smile. Directed by Dean Murphy this film will show that family ties, no matter how imperfect, are ties that truly bind.
Audio commentary by Paul Hogan, Shane Jacobson and Shana Levine, Making of Charlie and Boots Featurette