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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 ...
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Mark Hennessy ...
Jimmy
Roy Edmunds ...
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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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A TV can be heard to be showing Malcolm (1986), which has the same producers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Desmond Clark: Happy birthday, son.
Danny Clark: That's awesome.
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Written by Peter Farman, Peter Maslen, Richard Pleasance and Dale Ryder
Performed by Boom Crash Opera
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5 October 1999 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

If ever there was a great duo , it would have to be Ben Mendelsohn and Claudia Carvan. This movie is a down to earth , no rubbish , personification of youth in Australia. I have seen this movie many times and still want to see it over and over again. True Blue Aussie humour at its best.


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