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The Great MacArthy (1975)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra McGregor ...
John Frawley ...
Colin Croft ...
Colin Drake ...
Ron Frazer ...
Twentyman (as Ron Fraser)
Max Gillies ...
Dennis Miller ...
Lou Arnold
Jim Bowles ...
Jack Dyer ...
Jack Diehard


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Release Date:

4 August 1975 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Salute to the Great McCarthy  »

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John Jarratt trained with the South Melbourne Football Club to prepare for his role playing an Australian Rules footballer in this movie. See more »


When McCarthy takes Miss Russell go to the football, his team South Melbourne is playing Footscray. However, the replay on the television as they eat dinner is of South Melbourne playing Collingwood. See more »


Bill Dean: You little bastard, Macarthy!
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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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