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Number 96 (1974)

Further adventures of the Number 96 (1972) crew, on the big screen. After a devastating experience at the hands of a group of bikies Vera Collins recovers at the home of socialite friend ... See full summary »

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Further adventures of the Number 96 (1972) crew, on the big screen. After a devastating experience at the hands of a group of bikies Vera Collins recovers at the home of socialite friend Claire Houghton where she meets distinguished politician Nicholas Brent. She is romanced by him and worries that her shady past may harm his career but abruptly calls off the affair after a shock meeting with his son Tony. Dorrie and Herb begin arrangements for the celebration of their Ruby wedding anniversary with Roma, Arnold, Norma and Dudley all crossing wires and duplicating tasks while attempting to help out and cut costs. However a shocking discovery by Flo threatens to halt the celebrations and brings a new man into Dorrie's life. Meanwhile Aldo struggles to work two jobs after accidentally losing the money he had secretly pocketed in the deli to avoid paying income tax on it, and Lucy is suitably unimpressed after Les ropes Alf into his latest money-spinner; a sauna in the building's basement... Written by Anonymous

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Starring the entire cast of the television series! See more »

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May 1974 (Australia)  »

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This picture was one of a number of Australian movies made during the early to mid 1970s that were a spin-off from an Australian TV series. The movies include: The Intruders (1970), Country Town (1971), The Box (1975) and Number 96 (1974). See more »

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Aldo Godolfus' hand is covered in ash before he touches his burnt bed, indicating a retake. See more »

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The 'epilogue' is prefaced with "Oh, what the Hell let's have a Happy Ending." See more »

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References To Catch a Thief (1955) See more »

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Paperboy, theme from 'Number 96'
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Number 96 is a wonderful Australian comedy movie
6 March 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Number 96 encapsulates the best of the 1970s TV series of the same name which has been a major influence on more recent comedy shows like Kath & Kim. Number 96 also captures the flavour of the 1970s in Australia which was a transitional time from the values of the 195os represented by Dorry Evans to the coming of age of the baby boomers most strongly portrayed by Don Finlayson. The different values are not, however, placed in conflict, but are presented as a continuum comically sharing the same world.

As the movie is about the lives of the occupants of a block of flats in Paddington, the film is fast paced and holds your attention as you jump from a snippet of the life of one character to another which are all finally connected through various events at the flats. Apparently some viewers became so engrossed in the TV series that the makers received requests from viewers for a a flat at Number 96.


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