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The Great MacArthy (1975)

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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
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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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Comedy | Sport

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4 August 1975 (Australia)  »

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Salute to the Great McCarthy  »

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This film's title 'The Great MacArthy' was a shortened version of this movie's source novel title 'A Salute to the Great MacArthy'. See more »

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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 »

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Miss Russell: [to Macarthy] Alright, you want it.
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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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