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The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »

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Graeme Blundell ...
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Jeanie Drynan ...
Kath Henderson
John Hargreaves ...
Don Henderson
Harold Hopkins ...
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Graham Kennedy ...
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Veronica Lang ...
Jody
Candy Raymond ...
Kerry
Kit Taylor ...
Evan
John Grey Gorton ...
Himself (Prime Minister of Australia 1968-1971)
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The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the election, drink and carry on. Dons wife, Kath sees the party as just more work, while Don sees it as a chance to break his boring routine. The year is 1969 and some of Dons friends have jumped on the bandwagon of sexual freedom and experimentation. However, others at the party are more conservative about their politics and sex, and naturally, arguments break out over politics and fist fights erupt over the seduction of others wives. Written by Lloyd Harris <floyd@idirect.com>

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10 November 1976 (Australia)  »

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First of three pictures that actor Harold Hopkins made with TV star Graham Kennedy. The second was The Club (1980) whilst the third was Stanley: Every Home Should Have One (1984). Two of the movies were adaptations of a play by David Williamson and both these two films were directed by Bruce Beresford. See more »

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[first lines]
Kath Henderson: Could you put Richard in the car?
Don Henderson: Right.
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Pretty poor
19 January 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After watching and enjoying "Travelling North', I decided to have a go at 'Don's Party'.

I moved to Canberra in 1970 and heard a lot about the play. My impression then was that it dealt with politics as it was set on the night of a Federal election.

I was rather surprised to find that the film was essentially to do with sexual relationships among the various characters.

I don't know if the film was just dated but the characters, except for the dentist, came across as totally unreal.

The arguments seemed totally fabricated. As did the sex. The humour might reflect what happens in a football dressing room but I've never seen anything like it in any party. In fact, it's hard to see why Don would have put together such a bitchy lot of people.

About 3/4 of the way through, I pulled out the DVD and went for a book instead.

Barry Qld


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