No, you don't have to be Australian to enjoy this. I'm an American who was in Oz when this was released, went to see it, and thoroughly enjoyed it. True, there were a few bits I wouldn't have got had not my g.f. told me (the name of the detective's dog was a big political name in Papua New Guinea), but such things numbered fewer than half a dozen, as I recall, and even before I was told the reference it didn't matter. Parts were hilarious, parts were suspenseful, all of it was well acted and directed, and everything added up neatly at the end. I mainly recall the screen going black when the detective fell asleep in an alcoholic stupor. Been trying to find this for years first on VHS, now on DVD. I think Godot will arrive sooner than this one.
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