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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

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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Mr. Gort
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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 (Australia)  »

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Barry McKenzie kalandjai  »

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Trivia

According to Bazza's passport shown briefly in the film the following information is on his passport: Born Bondi NSW 25th August 1944; Height 6'3; "Fair Complexion"; under distinguishing features it says "Large Chin"; passport was issued on the 23rd October 1971; "Eyes Blue". 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

Barry McKenzie: Now listen mate, I need to splash the boots. You know, strain the potatoes. Water the horses. You know, go where the big knobs hang out. Shake hands with the wife's best friend? Drain the dragon? Siphon the python? Ring the rattlesnake? You know, unbutton the mutton? Like, point Percy at the porcelain?
Blanche: I think he wants to go to the loo.
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Connections

Featured in Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

My One-eyed Trouser Snake
Lyrics by Barry Humphries
Sung by Barry McKenzie (Barry Crocker) in the hippy van and sung by the cast at the fire in the BBC studios
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28 August 1999 | by 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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