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Cast

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Terri
Bill Kerr ...
T. George McDowell
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Kim
Kris McQuade ...
Juliana
Max Gillies ...
Frank
Tony Barry ...
Bushman
Paul Chubb ...
Fred
David Slingsby ...
Waiter
Tim Finn ...
Phillip
Colleen Clifford ...
Mrs. Haversham
Rebecca Smart ...
DMZ
Esben Storm ...
Country Hotel Manager
Steve Dodd ...
Mr. Joe
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Marjorie
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An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the Kid's" persistence is tested he's given a tour of the man's plant, and they begin talking of a joint venture. Things get more complicated when the Coca-Cola man begins falling in love with his temporary secretary, who seems to have connections to the valley. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A movie felt never so refreshing!

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Comedy | Drama

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14 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Coca Cola Kid  »

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Trivia

An American actor, Eric Roberts, was imported from the USA, to headline the casting of this Australian film. See more »

Goofs

Just after Becker takes the old lady from the Tiger Moth and carries her over to his Jeep, the airplane has turned around by itself and moved over to the side of the road. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cabin Steward: G'day ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Australia.
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Crazy Credits

Catering: 'Kaos' (Highly recommended by the whole cast & crew) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brows Held High: Sweet Movie (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Coca-Cola Jingle
Composed & written by Tim Finn
Performed by Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Ricky Fataar & Paul Hester
Produced by Mark Moffatt (as Mark Moffat) & Ricky Fataar
With the permission of Mushroom Records, Mushroom Music & Enz Music
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Many faceted story
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What catches your attention? What grabs your fancy? Each character in this quirky poetic film seems to have their own agenda. Watch closely and you'll see each one individually become attracted to something - that 'thing' being very different in each case - as different as individual personality. But what should one look for, listen for, reach out for? A sound that says Australia? An effervescence with a bubbly personality? Is it something wrapped in a flag? Could it, Coka Cola Kid, be hidden behind ice frost? The story, sometimes dark and shadowy, whispers, "Open your eyes and you'll find the right thing to reach for and, like Repunzel, 'live happily ever after'!"


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