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The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 July 1985 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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

According to show-business trade paper 'Variety' the film was actress Greta Scacchi's "first major film role since Heat and Dust (1983)". See more »

Goofs

The room service man hands Becker a silenced revolver. With the exception of obsolete Russian Nagant M1895, revolvers are not able to be suppressed because the cylinder/barrel gap allows hot gas, and therefore sound, to escape. 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

Featured in The Real Thing: The Making of the Coca Cola Kid (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltzing Matilda
Traditional melody
Words by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson (as A.B. Paterson)
Performed by Conway's Carnival
By arrangement with Retusa Pty Ltd and Allans Music Australia Pty Ltd
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A true gem hidden in the dirt
21 December 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is that rare find: a truly lovely yet unpretentious film. Never in their careers have Roberts and Scacchi been more genuinely warm and transparently human. Every twitch of the eye and gesture comes across as the real deal. The direction and writing are wonderfully sparse and unaffected, letting the simple story shine through. This is comedy in it's most understated form, and if the viewer is paying attention, he/she can't help but laugh and cry just as we do in life.


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