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

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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
Steve Bisley ...
Gordon Farkas
Sheryl Munks ...
Pam Schaeffer
Lise Rodgers ...
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Frankie J. Holden ...
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Mark Hennessy ...
Jimmy
Roy Edmunds ...
George
Mike Nikol ...
Dougy
Andrew Spence ...
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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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One of four 1990 released Australian feature films featuring Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn the others being Return Home (1990), Quigley Down Under (1990), and Nirvana Street Murder (1990). See more »

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When we first see the lads in the car park, you can see one of the Tropicana Free Parking vouchers on the wall of the office (near the lightswitch). It's not till later on that they actually make the vouchers. See more »

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Joanna Johnson: [to Danny] But I'll still go out with you.
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I'll Never Have Anything More
Written by Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair
Performed by The Front Lawn
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30 January 2007 | by (New Caledonia) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest films I have ever seen, and another triumph for Nadia Tass and David Parker after 'Malcolm'. Ben Mendelsohn as Daniel and Claudia Karvan as Joanna are wonderful, but the standout for me is Steve Bisley as the hilariously named Gordon Farkas, a sleazy used-car salesman with a rather embarrassing little secret. Marshall Napier and Maggie King are also delightful as Daniel's parents - the scene where they are playing Scrabble is particularly funny. Mendelsohn and Karvan recently appeared together in the outstanding TV series 'Love My Way'. (Damon Herriman also appears in the series.) If you haven't seen 'Love My Way' and you love these actors, buy/hire the DVDs NOW! You won't be disappointed.


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