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The Club (1980)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Graham Kennedy ...
Frank Wilson ...
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Alan Cassell ...
Gerry Cooper
Maggie Doyle ...
Susy
Lou Richards ...
Commentator
Toni-Gay Shaw ...
Stripper
Jack Harris ...
1st Club Official
Frank Raggatt ...
2nd Club Official
Jim Cain ...
3rd Club Official
Gary Files ...
2nd Football Commentator
Ed Turley ...
Tony
Scot Palmer ...
Newspaper Reporter 1
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Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

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It's tough enough on the field, but in the boardroom it's a battleground! In this club nobody plays by the rules See more »

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18 September 1980 (USA)  »

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AUD 700,000 (estimated)
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Star Graham Kennedy once said of the characters in 'The Club' including his own, Ted Parker: "Most of them seem to be pathetic little characters who are always blowing their top. Ted Parker in 'The Club' is a real megalomaniac. There isn't anything nice you can say about him. But he is also rather sad, which is something to work on, but winning sympathy for him isn't easy." See more »

Quotes

Jock: A marvelous high mark you took last Saturday. You just seemed to go up and up!
Geoff Hayward: Yeah, i felt like Achilles
Jock: Yes...
[laughs]
Jock: ... Who's he?
Geoff Hayward: A Greek guy who could really jump
Jock: Ah, yeah yeah. Well some of these new Australians, you know they could be real champions, if they forget about soccer and just learn to assimulate
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Hayward? He's hopeless!
29 November 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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