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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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The shameless saga of a young Aussie in Pommyland! See more »

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Comedy

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12 October 1972 (UK)  »

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Barry McKenzie kalandjai  »

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Trivia

Bruce Beresford:  When Bazza first goes to the pub, he's the one who gets him to try a local drop. 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

Aunt Edna Everage: What a delightfully refreshing traditional old English meal that was, Mrs Gort
Mrs. Gort: Oh, thank-you
Aunt Edna Everage: And how unusual to serve the spaghetti bolognese without the toast.
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Connections

References Steptoe and Son (1962) See more »

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There is a Tavern in the Town
(uncredited)
Written by William H. Hills
Played by the band at the Young Conservatives function
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Cult status
28 August 1999 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

A hit at the time but now better categorised as an Australian cult film. The humour is broad, unsubtle and, in the final scene where a BBC studio fire is extinguished by urinating on it, crude. Contains just about every cliche about the traditional Australian pilgrimage to 'the old country', and every cliche about those rapacious, stuck up, whinging, Tory Brits. Would be acceptable to the British because of its strong cast of well known actors, and to Australians of that generation, who can 'get' the humour. Americans -- forget it. The language and jokes are in the Australian dialect of English and as such will be unintelligible.


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