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 »

Director:

Reviews

WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Club (1980)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Julia Blake, Dorothy Bradley, Kay Eklund
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Story of an aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza
Action | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt
Puberty Blues (1981)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Geoff Rhoe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

Director: Ken Hannam
Stars: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

This movie is a biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Sarah Wynter, Vincent Perez, Jonathan Pryce
Money Movers (1978)
Crime | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten the security. However, the biggest danger of a new heist lies within the company's own ranks.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Graeme Blundell, Abigail, Lynette Curran
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Donald Pleasence
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Mal
Clare Binney ...
Susan
Pat Bishop ...
Jenny
Graeme Blundell ...
Simon
...
Kath Henderson
John Hargreaves ...
Don Henderson
Harold Hopkins ...
Cooley
Graham Kennedy ...
Mack
Veronica Lang ...
Jody
Candy Raymond ...
Kerry
Kit Taylor ...
Evan
John Grey Gorton ...
Himself (Prime Minister of Australia 1968-1971)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What a night See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 November 1976 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Festa de Don  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bruce Beresford, this film's director, originally intended Harold Hopkins to play the part of Evan the dentist in this film but then re-cast him as Coolie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kath Henderson: Could you put Richard in the car?
Don Henderson: Right.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

She's My Baby
Sung by Johnny O'Keefe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hysterically Funny Slice of the 60's
12 February 2003 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Don's Party is a really funny film. It also is a glimpse at how the 60's sexual revolution invaded suburban Australia. The dialogue is taut and sharp, the characters both quirky and realistic, and the setup funny in a tawdry, Blake Edwards kind of way. A fun rental well worth seeing.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD release in UK? houndtang75
comedy ??? ksf-2
Discuss Don's Party (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?