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Clare Binney ...
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Pat Bishop ...
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John Hargreaves ...
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Harold Hopkins ...
Cooley
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Veronica Lang ...
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Candy Raymond ...
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Kit Taylor ...
Evan
John Grey Gorton ...
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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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The film rights to this movie were originally acquired and owned by British Director Jack Lee. See more »

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[first lines]
Kath Henderson: Could you put Richard in the car?
Don Henderson: Right.
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The Girl That I Love
Written by John Young (uncredited)
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One of the best Williamson movies.
8 August 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews



Perhaps one of the best of Williamson's plays/movies, the story is about an election eve party where the winning side is the wrong one for most of the participants.

The characterization of the drunk middle-aged, middle class, and slightly socialist characters is in my opinion the highlight of the film.

A must see for anyone wanting to understand Australia.


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