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18 December 1980 (USA) See more »
Fatty Finn raises dough for a new radio. Along the way, he encounters mishaps with a gang of bullies. | Full synopsis »
3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ben Oxenbould ... Hubert 'Fatty' Finn

Rebecca Rigg ... Tilly (as Rebecca Rigg)
Jeremy Larsson ... Headlights
Martin Lewis ... Skeet
Hugo Grieve ... Seasy
Sandy Leask ... Lolly Legs
Greg Kelly ... Bruiser Murphy
Melita Simec ... Bruiser's Girl
Christian Robinson ... Squizzy
Murray Shultz ... Flies
Miguel López ... Mac
Christopher Norton ... Snootle
Mary MacLeod ... Snootle's Sister
Barbara Wyndon ... Dancing Teacher
Lawson Pratt ... Twarp #1
Hugo Cottier ... Twarp #2
Peter Rowley ... Chauffeur
Bert Newton ... John Finn
Noni Hazlehurst ... Myrtle Finn
Gerard Kennedy ... Tiger Murphy
Su Cruickshank ... Mrs. Murphy
Tony Llewellyn-Jones ... Dunny Man
Lorraine Bayly ... Maggie McGrath
Scott Higgins ... Hood #1
Tony Álvarez ... Hood #2

Bill Young ... Officer Claffey
Henri Szeps ... Mr. Zilch
John Farndale ... Butcher Boy

Theo Stephens ... Italian Fruiterer
Frank Wilson ... Lord Mayor
Ross Higgins ... Radio Announcer
Julith Steer ... Goat Racer #1
Steven K. Wright ... Goat Racer #2 (as Stephen Wright)
Paul Hogan ... Goat Racer #3
Wade Rendell ... Goat Racer #4
John Smythe ... Pawnbroker
Peter Carroll ... Teacher
Judi Farr ... Mrs. Hogan
Robert Hughes ... Percy
Mary Anne Davidson ... Crying Girl

Bryan Wiseman ... Frog Owner
Damian Gillespie ... Customer
Julian Gillespie ... Customer
Stephen Jones ... Customer
Skander Malcolm ... Customer

Directed by
Maurice Murphy 
Writing credits
Bob Ellis (story)

Bob Ellis (written by) &
Chris McGill (written by)

Syd Nicholls  comic strip (uncredited)

Produced by
Brian Rosen .... producer
John Sexton .... executive producer
Original Music by
Grahame Bond 
Rory O'Donoghue 
Cinematography by
John Seale 
Film Editing by
Robert Gibson 
Casting by
Alison Barrett 
Production Design by
Lissa Coote 
Art Direction by
Lissa Coote 
Costume Design by
Norma Moriceau 
Makeup Department
Cheryl Williams .... hair stylist
Cheryl Williams .... makeup artist
Production Management
Su Armstrong .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve E. Andrews .... second assistant director (as Steve Andrews)
Marshall Crosby .... third assistant director
Mark Egerton .... assistant director
Art Department
Cressida Campbell .... scenic painter
Sally Campbell .... assistant art director
Billy Malcolm .... scenic painter
Ned McCann .... scenic painter
Hans Thiele .... carpenter
Kim Wilder .... props creator
Philip Worth .... carpenter (as Phil Worth)
George Zammit .... props
Sound Department
Greg Bell .... sound editor
Helen Brown .... assistant sound editor
Gethin Creagh .... assistant sound mixer
Peter Fenton .... sound mixer
Jack Friedman .... boom operator
Tim Lloyd .... sound
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Burr .... focus puller
Ross Erickson .... grip
Mike Giddens .... still photographer
Richard Merryman .... assistant camera
Mick Morris .... gaffer
David Williamson .... assistant camera: second unit
Tony Wilson .... camera operator: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Bowden .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Andrew Jones .... assistant editor
Location Management
Greg Ricketson .... location manager
Other crew
Dale Aspin .... animal handler
Max Aspin .... animal handler
Lynn Barker .... accountant
Carolyn Cunningham .... accountant
Bill Gooley .... laboratory liaison
Paul Harris .... liaison: Panavision
Keri McGarry .... production secretary
Ron Purvie .... recording studio liaison
Maggie Welley .... teacher
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

91 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:

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The Kid Stakes (1927), the other 'Fatty Finn' film, was the last ever Australian silent feature film of the silent film period.See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
lolly legs kids hero, 27 April 2005
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

Hugely popular Australian children's comic strip dating from the 1920s was shrewdly made into a BUGSY MALONE style feature set in 20's style Sydney and filmed in the early 80s. Well directed and with a great cast of well known Oz TV favourites FATTY FINN became a big hit on cinema screens across Australia. Colourful and rude and silly and with all the classic Our Gang style antics that speak to kids of any language, it deserves a DVD release worldwide..perhaps together on one disc or release along with its almost-sequel the movie version of GINGER MEGGS who was the mirror image comic strip in a rival newspaper for decades. GINGER MEGGS was a good idea, filmed to follow up FATTY FINN and equally as successful. Not seen on moviescreens since the 80s and not on TV for 15 years, they would be big hit films all over again today if the effort was put in to them. Internationally on DVD too. Fatty Finn lead actor the cute blond Ben Oxenbould has grown into a skinhead monster with tattoos and can be seen in the recent criminal caper comedy GET RICH QUICK, which just won an award at an indie fest in in Oklahoma of all places!

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