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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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Ted Parker
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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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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18 September 1980 (USA)  »

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AUD 700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the movie's end credits, Bob Davis is misspelt as 'Bob David' See more »

Quotes

Jock: [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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Connections

Featured in The Club: Complete ABC Radio Adaptation (1985) See more »

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Aussie Classic
7 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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