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When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Argue ...
Brad McBain
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Sir Michael Kent
Mary Coustas ...
Lisa
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Sprocket
Brendon Suhr ...
King
Nick Polites ...
Phone executive
Lance Anderson ...
Wolf whistler
Laurie Dobson ...
Barman
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Drunk
Burt Cooper ...
Frightened man
Tom Coltraine ...
Dent double
Des Mangan ...
Hercules / Samson / Machismo / Ursus / Testiculi (voice)
Sally Patience ...
Labia / Murial / Fanny / Delilah (voice)
Matthew King ...
Charlie (voice) (as Matthew King)
Tammy McCarthy ...
(voice)
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When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad and his team hilariously improvise the dialogue to avert disaster. Written by Lovecross

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16 September 1993 (Australia)  »

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Double Take Meets Hercules  »

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Trivia

The external shots used for the theatre are of the long standing Palais Theatre located in St. Kilda, whilst the internal shots are of the Astor Theatre, an art-deco theatre renowned for showing double features of older movies. See more »

Quotes

Samson: [picks up saddle but can't lift it as its too heavy] Fuck...
[tries again]
Samson: Bloody hell...
[tries again then feels his hair]
Samson: Hang on a sec... my hair feels shorter! Awww, Del!
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Edited from Samson and the Mighty Challenge (1964) See more »

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My favourite comedy of all time
31 August 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

You don't have to be appreciative of Australian humour to absolutely love this movie. For those of you who don't know who Des Managan is, it really makes little difference.

I discovered this movie purely by chance and have spent the last five years trying to get a copy of it.

The pure comedic genius of the humour coupled with the protagonists love of cinema theatre - he leaves his boss with a simple presentation of "the bird" in visual form, makes this movie great.

It is endlessly quotable for us true geeks with such wonderful phrases as "geese mum I'm not gonna marry a guy with bigger tits than me" and the spoof performance of "oh yes I'm the great pretender" I cannot fault it in anyway and strongly suggest you watch it if you can get hold of a copy at all - this is an all time classic which all too few of us have had the pleasure of watching.

If you don't laugh til you wet yourself, I'll personally give you your money back...........


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