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The Club (1980)

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

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Harold Hopkins ...
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Alan Cassell ...
Gerry Cooper
Maggie Doyle ...
Susy
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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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The premiere of this movie was held in Melbourne, Australia, home of the Collingwood Football Club and where most of the film was shot. The launch was a $40 (Australian) a ticket event and attended by many supporters of the Collingwood Football Club. See more »

Quotes

Jock: With the team we'll have next year Jesus Christ would be flat out making the reserves!
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Featured in The Club: Complete ABC Radio Adaptation (2003) See more »

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An Aussie cult classic
15 April 2003 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

An Aussie cult classic. Although a fictional story it is set in a real VFL (now AFL) club, Collingwood, one of the biggest sporting clubs in Australia (as a Carlton man it hurts me to say that :)). Shot on location at Collingwood's home ground of Victoria Park it features real Magpie footballers of the era, including Rene Kink. All of game footage, with the exception of those featuring John Howard is actual game footage from VFL game of the time & featuring many Melbourne football identities including Lou Richards & Scotty Palmer.


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