A dark western about the short life and bad times of "iron outlaw" Ned Kelly, Australia's answer to Jesse James. Victoria Province, 1871. The poor son of an Irish convict in English-ruled Australia, young Ned's (Heath Ledger) teenage joyride on a stray mare earns him three years in prison for horse theft. Older and angrier, Ned nevertheless returns home to his mother (Kris McQuade) and younger siblings Dan (Laurence Kinlan), Kate (Kerry Condon) and Grace (Emily Browning) determined to stay out of trouble. He gets a job working for English gentleman rancher Richard Cook (Nicholas Bell), but flirts incautiously with Cook's beautiful young wife, Julia (Naomi Watts), and...