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They're a Weird Mob (1966)

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Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Chiari ...
Nino Culotta
Claire Dunne ...
Kay Kelly
Chips Rafferty ...
Harry Kelly
Alida Chelli ...
Giuliana
Ed Devereaux ...
Joe Kennedy
Slim DeGrey ...
Pat
...
Dennis
Charles Little ...
Jimmy
Anne Haddy ...
Barmaid
Jack Allen ...
Fat Man in Bar
Red Moore ...
Texture Man
Ray Hartley ...
Newsboy
...
Lifesaver
Alan Lander ...
Charlie
Keith Peterson ...
Drunk Man on Ferry
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Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded, the cousins done a runner & the money his cousin sent for the fare was borrowed from the daughter of the boss of a local construction firm. So Nino tries to get a job & finishes up ... laying bricks. Nino works hard & makes friends with lots of locals, Nino & Kay argue a lot, Nino & Kay fall in love ... Kay takes Nino to meet 'Daddy' but daddy hates journalists, immigrants and bricklayers (he's now BOSS of a construction firm). Nino starts to win him over with his charm & determination to marry Kay. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The Hilarious best-seller now becomes... The funniest film ever made about Australians!


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13 October 1966 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Eles vão dar o que falar  »

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AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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The scenes of Nino being rescued from the surf were filmed from a duck (amphibious vehicle) borrowed from the Australian Army. See more »

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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Big Country
Words and Music by Rene Devereaux
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Keith Loone - My Father
31 May 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

My late Father filmed this very funny movie and as a boy we heard many stories about the fun times both cast and crew had together whilst filming.

If any one out there knows more stories about Keith Bryan Loone, please feel free to email me. Dad died in 1988 and would love to hear more stories about himand his work. Dad used to work for Ajax films in Balmain then from memory went freelance and filmed quite a few movies over the years working with Australia's top directors, actors, writers and crew. They're weird mob is one of the original funny movies Australia produced with an international cast complete with local actors who later in life also filled our screens in memorable movies. I would like to hear more what people think of this classic.


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