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Director:
Writers:
Bob Ellis (story)
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Release Date:
18 December 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Fatty Finn raises dough for a new radio. Along the way, he encounters mishaps with a gang of bullies. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Global Showbiz Briefs: Screen Australia Vs. Murdoch, Cambodian Oscar Entry
 (From Deadline TV. 29 August 2012, 10:08 PM, PDT)

Bob Ellis Pens Murdoch Telemovie
 (From Dark Horizons. 29 August 2012, 11:16 AM, PDT)

Director Adam Blaiklock on thriller Caught Inside
 (From IF.com.au. 4 October 2011, 8:29 PM, PDT)

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A unique retelling of THE LITTLE RASCALS. See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (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
Stephen Wright ... Goat Racer #2
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
 
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
 
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
Greg Ricketson .... location manager
Maggie Welley .... teacher
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
91 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Playing Fatty Finn, this movie was the first film debut film role for actor Ben Oxenbould.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of The Kid Stakes (1927)See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A unique retelling of THE LITTLE RASCALS., 20 November 1998
Author: Jason C. Atwood from Suffolk, Virginia

Never in my life have I heard of FATTY FINN, which was based on a comic strip feature. Maybe because I wasn't around when its popularity existed. This is another rare find for the entire family, despite this one coming from Australia. The nifty costumes, props, and characters are magnificent, and the acting is decent. But I must clarify something to all loving parents before trying to find this one for their little ones. There are a couple of scenes of nudity within the first 30 minutes, including one where bullies do a paint job on Fatty's behind for a couple of seconds. It may be offending to those who have children, so please view along with them! Other than the sudden inconvenience, the rest of FATTY FINN has the usual delightful moments as with other "family" movies, with added classic flavor to make it interesting. Sort of like 1930 all over again, only more colorful. It comes up a bit short on humor when compared to THE LITTLE RASCALS / OUR GANG, but it has lots of mischievous comedy to keep you fully enjoyed. And there's plenty of it! I feel this one is too overrated for my tastes, but after all, the young and old alike will appreciate it.

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