Real live football game action was inter-cut with fictional football performance footage. The latter was filmed with actors Harold Hopkins and John Howard being filmed on the football playing field with real Collingwood Football Club and Victorian Football League football players. See more »
[referring to Geoff]
He's been up his mum and his legless sister and he thinks he's killed his old man!
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This is simply a great Aussie film. Unfortunately, films are just not made this way anymore. Not only is it a great satire about a football club, which has probably not changed in 30 years, it is also a wonderful commentary on the commercialization of sport. Comparisons to sport and war are easy after seeing this film. Great performances from Jack Thompson, John Howard and Graham Kennedy as well as cameos from a few of Australia's footballing legends. Bruce Beresford's direction is superb, the theme song became legend and the film is one hilarious argument. It gets better every time you watch it and if you haven't seen it yet, you have to see it soon.
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