Trompie (1980)


Family Adventure TV series, 11 episodes
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1970s ?
Country: South Africa
Who in bedroom: boys ~10
Kind of beds: single beds ?
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: I only noticed this two different locations of different members of the gang. I have never seen more than one bed in one room, not sure if any of them has siblings. Few bedroom scenes.

On IMDb there’s just an entry about a (related) 1975 movie. First I thought that it might be a compilation of the series but different actors and directors. Director of the series is Jan Engelen, Trompie is here played by Riaan Winter. Aka “Trompie en die Boksombende”. The book series by Topsy Smith is set and first published in 1950 but this series, I think, in the presence around 1980 or the late 70s.

There is a RC0 DVD (and VHS) but obviously both only containing 6 episodes. Pic 1 from ep 3, pic 2 from ep 2. Not sure about the image quality of the DVD.

There’s also a DVD of the 1974/1975 movie with very good, remastered image quality. Setting is maybe in the 1950s. Entry coming soon.


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