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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

 -  Comedy  -  12 October 1972 (UK)
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Crocker ...
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Landlord
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Dominic
Paul Bertram ...
Curly
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Mr. Gort
Avice Landone ...
Mrs. Gort
Mary Ann Severne ...
Lesley
Jenny Tomasin ...
Sarah Gort
Dick Bentley ...
Detective
Julie Covington ...
Blanche
Judith Furse ...
Claude
Christopher Malcolm ...
Sean
Maria O'Brien ...
Caroline Thighs
Margo Lloyd ...
Mrs. McKenzie
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

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Cripes!! The things these pom sheilahs will do in front of a camera !!!! [Australian theatrical daybill movie poster] See more »

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12 October 1972 (UK)  »

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Przygody Barry'ego McKenzie  »

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Trivia

This was the first Australian film to earn $1 million, and kept the Australian film Industry alive. See more »

Goofs

In Caroline Thigh's flat Barry empties the curried chicken and prawn aphrodisiac down his boxers, staining his t-shirt. When he is thrown out of her flat the t-shirt is clean. See more »

Quotes

Landlord: [reading from newspaper] "I had six pints of Guinness and everything went black..."
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Connections

Featured in Australian Movies to the World (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule Brittania
(uncredited)
Lyrics by James Thomson
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Played by the band at the Young Conservatives function
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Now available on DVD in Australia
30 April 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Fans will be delighted to learned that 'The Adventures of Barry McKenzie' is now available on DVD. I bought my copy at JB HiFi at the bargain price of $11. It is a PAL Region 4 disk. However, like the VHS version, the print quality is appalling. It must have been taken from a well-worn cinema release. It is dark, horrendously scratchy at the reel changes and has frames missing. The source must have been broken and repaired. Oh for a digitally remastered version of an unreleased print. Still, it's a heck of a lot better than nothing. One delightful small part is the first appearance on film of John Clarke. He is an effete ex-patriate Australian, wearing a tight paisley shirt and in a wig (or at least a hilarious comb-over), podgily overweight, and speaking in a pseud's accent. Delightful.


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