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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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12 October 1972 (UK)  »

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Barry McKenzie kalandjai  »

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Leslie and Claude live in a house called 'Radcliffe Hall'. This is a reference to the novelist Radcliffe Hall, author of the 1928 lesbian novel 'The Well of Loneliness' - at one point Claude asks Edna if she has ever 'dipped into' it. 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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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltzing Matilda
(uncredited)
Words by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Music by Christine MacPherson
Heard during the drinking session at Curly's flat and as a theme at the television studio
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More subtle than you might think...
24 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Yes, this is a movie, I would think, that only Australians can fully understand and probably only Australians that have been to England. But even Australians might not fully appreciate the depths of Humphrey's genius that is on display here. To make off with the idea that it is just a coarse movie about a drunken Australian virgin, albeit with some considerable charm, armed with a bookcase full of Australianisms to stick it up the Poms is to miss the gold that is really on offer. Look deeply enough and you can see what Barry Humphries was really thinking about Australia and England at the time, as well as a lot of other matters such as the entertainment industry, the police and Asian immigrants. It is very dated now, so people not born til the 80s will be struggling to understand the subtle references. Look past the obvious if you can. This is a rare gem, made for the few. Enjoy!


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