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The Big Steal (1990)

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To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Danny Clark
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Joanna Johnson
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Desmond Clark
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Mark Jorgensen
Angelo D'Angelo ...
Vangeli Petrakis
Tim Robertson ...
Desmond Johnson
Maggie King ...
Edith Clark
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Gordon Farkas
Sheryl Munks ...
Pam Schaeffer
Lise Rodgers ...
Mrs. Johnson
Frankie J. Holden ...
Frank
Mark Hennessy ...
Jimmy
Roy Edmunds ...
George
Mike Nikol ...
Dougy
Andrew Spence ...
Car pound policeman
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Danny wants two things in life more than anything else, one is a Jaguar and the other is Joanna Johnson. After Danny's parents give him their beloved Nissan Cedric, Danny works up the courage to ask Joanna out on a date.... One problem! He tells her that he owns a Jaguar, and to prove otherwise, he trades in the Cedric for an early model Jag. At the car yard he is conned into believing he is getting the deal of the century by the salesman, Gordon "Farkas". Written by Glenn Stewart <glenn_stewart@hotmail.com>

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20 September 1990 (USA)  »

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A television can be heard to be broadcasting Malcolm (1986) which was the first film produced by this movie's producers Nadia Tass and David Parker. See more »

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After Gordon collects his camera from his car, the gang are removing the engine from Gordon's Jag despite the fact we see the engine has already been removed, prior to Gordon collecting his camera. See more »

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Danny Clark: I told her I got a Jaguar. It was in the heat of the moment.
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Simple Things
Written by Eddie Rayner and Brian Baker
Performed by The Makers
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A classic boy wants the girl film.
18 November 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

From the creators of Malcolm, and before the days of the Castle comes this 1990 film which was one of Ben Mendelshon first film appearances.

Having loved trains, I was drawn in from the opening scene where a train drives past the residence of Danny Clark, our shy teenage hero of the film.

Wanting to impress the girl of his dreams, he tells her that he has a Jaguar motor car when he asks her out. She agrees to go out with him and now he has to buy the said jag and it is a roller coaster ride from there.

Set in early 90's Melbourne this film is a must for any proud Aussie film buff and although Steve Bisley's hairdo would be an inditable offence these days, the file will not disappoint.


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