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McCarthy
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Miss Russell
Kate Fitzpatrick ...
Andrea
Sandra McGregor ...
Vera
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Col Ball-Miller
John Frawley ...
Webster
Colin Croft ...
Tranter
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Warburton
Colin Drake ...
Ackerman
Ron Frazer ...
Twentyman (as Ron Fraser)
Max Gillies ...
Stan
Dennis Miller ...
Macguinness
Lou Richards ...
Lou Arnold
Jim Bowles ...
Les
Jack Dyer ...
Jack Diehard
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He's footy's most forward full forward.

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4 August 1975 (Australia)  »

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Salute to the Great McCarthy  »

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This movie was filmed during July and August 1974. See more »

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During the match against Richmond, the commentator gives the score as South Melbourne 8 5 53 to Richmond 13 13 91. In the next shot, the scoreboard shows the score as South Melbourne 9 11 65 to Richmond 17 6 108. See more »

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McCarthy: You know what I think? I reckon you think it's as good as a holiday seeing how the other half lives. Cheap restaurants, legal advice to bums and has beens. Sleeping around with...
Miss Russell: Footballers?
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Referenced in On the Bench with the Great MacArthy (2004) See more »

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A quintessential 70s 'B-grader' - hence its appeal
3 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

Young McCarthy (John Jarret) is a typical country boy with enormous football potential (Aussie Rules). A troupe of rapacious and exploitative big league clubs eagerly chase his signature, to the dismay of the simple-locals with whom he grew up. A light-hearted movie, which was always intended as a spoof of Australia's obsession with sport, and the conflict between the corporate, amoral city and the virtuous, if slightly slow-witted country. Worth a look, but could be a bit too esoterically Australian for some viewers.


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