The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Barry Crocker ...
Peter Cook ...
Paul Bertram ...
Mr. Gort
Avice Landone ...
Mrs. Gort
Mary Ann Severne ...
Jenny Tomasin ...
Sarah Gort
Dick Bentley ...
Julie Covington ...
Judith Furse ...
Christopher Malcolm ...
Maria O'Brien ...
Caroline Thighs
Margo Lloyd ...
Mrs. McKenzie


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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Release Date:

12 October 1972 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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 »


Landlord: [reading from newspaper] "I had six pints of Guinness and everything went black..."
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Featured in Australian Movies to the World (1983) See more »


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Cracking Film
8 November 2000 | by (Uk) – See all my reviews

It's a crying shame that this film is unavailable on video.

It really is a great film, crude yes, broad yes, but really very funny. There's a whole new generation of film goers (admittedly British and Australian, I can't see this garnering a wide US audience) who think Bad taste comedy started with 'There's something about Mary' and it's ilk. This is so much better yet it's being hidden. *sigh*

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