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guest wrote at 2006-07-28 00:31:59
The movie is call "The Quest".

secret wrote at 2007-04-02 05:50:21
i'm also looking for the title to this movie to add more about it there is a man that is on a boat in a swamp and he catches something with his fishing line , the boy then comes to spend the summer with his dad and goes to see this old man and finds his skeleton and and two youg girls are with him the boy gets grounded and goes behind his dads back and goes to the swamp to find what caused the old man death he talks to an indian and learns of a fraze called "donkagen" sorry on the spelling i think that the movie is set in australlia but not sure.....

secret wrote at 2007-04-02 06:01:39
the name of the movie is the go kids, 1986 with henry thomas. it is also known as

The quest ( donkagen)

CK wrote at 2007-11-06 17:19:42
Go Kids- aka Frog Dreaming aka The Quest

Gushi wrote at 2007-11-09 07:06:55
It's called Frog Dreaming, which was also titled The Quest for the American release.  It was big on HBO.

Gushi wrote at 2007-11-09 07:15:02
It's called Frog Dreaming, which was also titled The Quest for the American release.  It was big on HBO.

C. Knott wrote at 2007-12-19 17:22:50
The movie is called

The Quest.

Keith wrote at 2008-03-30 05:49:49
Hey, the movie is called "The Quest" (aka Frog Dreaming).  Came out in 1968 starring Henry Thomas.  I saw this movie when I was 5 years old and I have been looking for it ever since.  Well after 21 years of searching I finally found it.  Thanks for posting your question, because I was beginning to think I was crazy and just made it all up.

frogman_sr wrote at 2008-05-10 22:54:54
I believe this movie was called the Quest, or something like that. I am having trouble confirming this though. For some reason, I think it was done in Australia, but I can't be sure. I must have watched that movie a dozen times as a kid, it is a shame I can't remember more.

Brittany wrote at 2008-07-06 02:28:48
I remember this movie!  We rented it when I was young, so in the late 80's or early 90's. Around the same time that The Neverending Story came out on video (we rented these two movies on the same night). It was about a boy (reminded me of Elliott from ET) trying to figure out what is in the lake. The lake had something in it that would cause big bubbling erruptions and it would stop people's watches when they were close to the lake. He ends up going into the lake and finds out that it's like a big crane or something?? I can not remember the name of this movie for the life of me...It seems like something about "devil" rings a bell...maybe "devil" is in the title or has something to do with a plot point?  Or maybe I made that last bit up in my dreams.  Hope I've helped!

Snidesmin wrote at 2008-07-08 03:11:25
I remember the exact same stuff about the exact same movie - I was just googling to try and find the title and came across this post...   Hope someone finds the answer

Moviebuff wrote at 2008-09-13 22:26:28
the answer is "The quest" 1986 in the u.s. and "Frog Dreaming" in austrailia. The star of the show is William Henry Thomas, from E.T.

Chris wrote at 2008-09-30 15:58:59
The movie that you are thinking about is The Quest, or Frog Dreaming.  I have been searching for it forever too!  I'm not sure if it is on DVD yet, but you can search for it!  It stars Henry Thomas from ET, and came out in 1986 I believe. Hope this helps!

scut wrote at 2008-10-12 19:21:33
i too remember this film,i remember the boy diving off a cliff into the lake.everybody thought the boy was dead until a friend realised he could be trapped in an air bubble in the idea about the title

film guru wrote at 2008-10-28 18:26:34
The movie that you are talking is called Frog Dreaming starring Henry Thomas. In the USA the film was called "The Quest". It was made in 1986.

Cindy wrote at 2009-01-05 02:28:32
YES! YES!  I, too, remember this movie.  The young boy in the movie has dark brown or black hair, and he has a friend that he confides in.  They ride their bikes to the swamp.  I have been looking for the name of this movie, as well.  For the longest time "Gunga Din" has stuck in my head when I think of this movie.  I wonder if this is what he names the crane?  Anyway, the young boy in the movie thought it was a creature, because at night he would hear noises coming from the swamp!  I also, would love to know the name.  I don't know the actors, because I was only about 8 years old when I saw the movie on TV.

Futuresilver wrote at 2009-04-18 21:43:36
The movie is called "The Quest" starring Henry Thomas. "Fog Dreaming" is an alternative (Australia) title.

ivan hernandez wrote at 2009-05-11 04:46:36
I think Norman Reedus is the guy that jumps into the lake, but I checked imdb and they don't have any movie with Reedus in the 80's. I am also looking for the movie!

patience wrote at 2009-06-20 17:46:27
i also looked for the film not knowing title now i found it it has two names the quest and also frog dreaming 80's movie

Jame wrote at 2009-06-30 08:27:39
I have been searching the net for the name of this movie too!  I thought it was something like 'The Quest', but that is not getting any results.  I remember it was a machine in a quarry or gravel pit type's gonna drive me nuts!


Vicky wrote at 2009-10-24 21:12:29
OMG - I remember this film too! I was nearly convinced I had dreamt it. There are clips on you tube of The Quest - as soon as I heard the noise from the windmill - I knew it was the one!

Shawn wrote at 2009-10-28 00:41:18
Hello Ivan, that was a really good movie, the title you are looking for is "The Quest" USA ; "The Go-Kids" UK and "FROG DREAMING" AUS the little kid is Henry Thomas same kid from E.T. Hope this helps.


Omega wrote at 2009-10-31 01:59:42
The film you're looking for is call 'The Quest' in the U.S. but its officially titled 'Frog Dreaming.' Wikipedia:


Film on YouTube:

semperfied wrote at 2009-11-14 03:27:04
I've also been searching for this movie for years. A friend thought it was called, "The Quest" but that hasn't helped me yet.

I recall a small group of kids who ride their bikes to the lagoon and find a man's camp at the edge of the water with his skeleton. Then the water begins to bubble and boil and the monster comes out. One boy is intrigued and figures out its a land moving crane that fills up with air which forces it up and out of the water.

tad wrote at 2009-12-26 22:38:40
My friend found the answer to this after I asked my friends, as I loved this film!

I knew it as 'The Quest'

p.s. The 'non-descript kid', was Henry Thomas, from ET! ;)

m00 wrote at 2010-02-27 05:32:59
I want to say Fred Savage was the boy in it. I remember this movie also but thought I made it up because no one else had seen it.

crkde5ign wrote at 2010-03-08 07:35:11
Movie has 3 titles. Frog Dreaming (AU?), The Go-Kids (UK),The Quest (USA)

Hope this helps!


moviebuff wrote at 2010-10-15 17:19:03
HI there,

An old friend of mine said this movie was called "Dunkajun" or something. I doubt my spelling is correct but i hope you get the sense of the title. I too have been trying to locate this movie.


Pat1982 wrote at 2010-11-22 20:07:11
I've been looking for the same movie. I think it's called "The Quest". It's a 1986 movie set in Australia. It was also called "Frog Dreaming" and the "The Go Kids" for releases in Australia and England.  

Kooliloach wrote at 2010-12-28 21:06:08
I too was looking for this movie and found it here.  If you use the youtube link, you might want to skip over about to the 4 minute mark.  that's where the action begins. before that is mostly opening credits and lizards (and frogs) moving about.

The movie is called "The Quest"

Frog Dreaming part 1 (aka The Quest aka The Go Kids)

WongFeiFox wrote at 2011-01-29 16:29:31
absolute legend guys, thanks for your help, downloading as we speak. personally I thought it was called Cody and the Donkagen (a donkagen is an aboriginal dream creature that lives in billabongs) but it has been almost over 20 years and I had a corrupt youth so forgive me if I'm making bits up, only watched it once but it stayed with me for life.

Julie wrote at 2011-02-05 03:39:55
Did you ever find the title to this movie? I thought it was The Quest. But can not find it anywhere.



arlar wrote at 2011-09-21 20:56:03
The movie your talking about is 1986 "The Quest" ..

rcast103 wrote at 2012-12-08 01:49:56
haha. i was just typing the same question into the search engine because i was trying to find the movie as well. I think its called the quest?!?!?!?

Thadius wrote at 2014-07-11 16:10:04

I had been looking for this for a long time....Wow!

Your post reminded me. I asked so many people and I thought it was just a dream.  

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