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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
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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)  »

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Eles vão dar o que falar  »

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Alida Chelli was the girlfriend of leading man Walter Chiari and almost didn't get the part because she was thought to be too glamorous and might have upstaged female lead Claire Dunne. See more »

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Portrays a different Australia which has long gone
23 September 2003 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

Must say that I really enjoyed "They're a Weird Mob".

In the 1970s the rise of Paul Hogan and the "Bazza" McKenzie movies spawned an extremely phony, grossly exaggerated and generally unfunny style of Australian TV and film comedy. It was unfunny because it was contrived. There's an enormous difference between genuine Australian humor and the deliberately manufactured "Ocker" nonsense which sadly continues to this day.

"Weird Mob" was a largely true and accurate portrayal of typical Australian attitudes, lifestyles and aspirations of the era . Looking at this film today, however, provides a stark reminder of just how much this country has changed over the past forty years. It's certainly no longer the sun drenched "workers paradise" where the áverage punter can live comfortably in a Sydney Harbourside home on a basic wage and buy a crayfish (lobster) for a couple of dollars on Saturday night. Those days and the abundance of opportunities which they offered are, sadly, long gone.

This movie was a celebration of Australian egalitarianism. It really was one big endless summer. No much wonder that nostalgia is such a major growth industry in these uncertain times.

Some will say that we all tend to look back through rose colored glasses and that we should ask ourselves 'Was it REALLY that good" ? Speaking as someone who was there at the time ...take it from me .. YES .. it was !


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