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Goodbye Paradise (1983)

 |  Drama  |  21 July 1983 (Australia)
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Michael Stacy
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Kate
Janet Scrivener ...
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Kate Fitzpatrick ...
Mrs. McCreadie
Tex Morton ...
Godfrey (as Robert 'Tex' Morton)
Don Pascoe ...
Senator McCredie
John Clayton ...
Todd
Lex Marinos ...
Con
Paul Chubb ...
Curly
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Peter Lawless ...
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Ray Shaw ...
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Holly Brown ...
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Kris McQuade ...
Hooker
Wallas Eaton ...
Clyde (as Wallace Eaton)
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one of the great Australian films of the 1980s
12 March 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the wonderful things about Australians is that they proudly refuse to take themselves seriously. It's there in "The Dish", and it's there in "Goodbye Paradise". But "Goodbye Paradise" had the added ingredient of razor-sharp political satire. This is, without a doubt, one of the great "lost" films of Australian cinema. It combines quintessentially Australian self-parody with a political commentary that is so sharp and so accurate that it only manages to skate over the thin ice of the libel laws due to the hilarious level of absurdity at which it is pitched. The airborne assault on the hippie vegetable patch by helicopter gunships, for example, is remembered fondly by all who saw it back in the early '80s. God, I hope someone releases this on DVD. It richly deserves it.


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