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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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Graham Kennedy ...
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Harold Hopkins ...
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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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Footage from three original VFL (Victorian Football League, now AFL - Australian Football League) Games features in "The Club". These are from Collingwood Football Club games against Carlton, Hawthorn and Fitzroy (now Brisbane Lions) See more »

Quotes

[Geoff has arrived late at a training session]
Laurie Holden: [angrily] Where have you been?
Geoff Hayward: [curtly] Get stuffed.
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Featured in Meet the Team (2003) See more »

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Not as good as the book - but worth the ending
9 September 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

"The Club" by David Williamson was an excellent play which addressed many issues about the changing face of sport. This particular film does justice to the play by having actors that give solid and believable performances. If you have seen the play, you may not enjoy certain aspects of this film, but the use of more then a single room or set adds a new dimension to the story. Footage of actual games as well as real club locations is added. Perhaps the best part of this film is the ending as it is very true and satisfying. Worth watching - even if you have no interest in the sport of Aussie Rules.


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