'The Club' play first debuted on 24 May 1977 at the Russell Street Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. It was produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company and its run played for an extended season of four months. See more »
With the team we'll have next year Jesus Christ would be flat out making the reserves!
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Every time I watch this film I marvel at how well written and acted this film is. It is an excellent analysis of the manouvering and back-stabbing that goes on at a football club but avoids the pitfalls of being overly serious and is also very funny.
There are so many memorable characters one could mention but that the one that stands out for me is the character of Gerry, the club administrator. In every scene he's in, you see how, whenever he has something serious to say to someone, he uses terms like 'we' or 'the committee' - he never uses the term 'I' so that he slyly absolves himself of responsibility of any of the hard decisions that are made. As Laurie says, he is an oily weasel. Sadly, he's the type of person you would find on the AFL Commission these days.
Finally, to correct a previous reviewer, the song is 'Up there Cazaly', named after the footballer Roy Cazaly.
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