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John Ricketts is the main antagonist of Disney's 1993 live-action film A Far Off Place. He is a cruel poacher who murdered Nonnie Parker and Harry Winslow's parents and wants to sell all the elephant tusks to everyone.

He was portrayed by the Australian actor Jack Thompson.

Role

Nonnie hears of the attack and instructs her companions to hide. As Nonnie watches in horror as Ricketts pulls out his gun and shoots the fake bodies until he believes they are dead.

Ricketts’ Bushman practice of “tapping,” which summons a sandstorm that forces Ricketts to flee. 

Together, Ricketts runs back to extinguish the flame, but the dynamite buries him beneath the rock.

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