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Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995)

Tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life a bushman demonstrates the true Aussie spirit and decides to run for parliament.

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Joan Sutherland ...
Mother Rudd
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Dwyer
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J.P.Riley
Nicholas Eadie ...
Cyril Riley
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Joe
Robert Menzies ...
Cranky Jack
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Kate
Celia Ireland ...
Sarah
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Sandy Tayler
Pat Bishop ...
Maude White
Cathy Campbell ...
Lily White
John Gaden ...
Rev McFarlane
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Tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life a bushman demonstrates the true Aussie spirit and decides to run for parliament.

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Cripes! Just what this country needs... a bloody good laugh!

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Internationally renown opera star, Dame Joan Sutherland was asked to play the part of Mum Rudd. She did a very convincing job of playing the bush toughened matriarch. Leo McKern had spent many years in Great Britain and was famous for his role in the TV series, Rumpole of the Bailey, where he played a rough and ready English barrister. Fortunately, the Australian born actor, soon let loose with the typical Aussie accent and slang required for his part as Dad Rudd. McKern's gruff style and portly figure suited the part perfectly. See more »

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Remake of On Our Selection (1932) See more »

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Such a shame that this Australian classic is rated so low!
21 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love movies of whatever age and genre. I saw Dad and Dave as I love Joan Sutherland(one of the greatest singers of the 20th century in my opinion), I have loved Leo McKern since Rumpole of the Bailey and I wanted to check out other stuff he has done and I am fond of Geoffrey Rush too.

This is a lovely and very well scripted movie, and it is a real shame that it is rated so low. The film does look wonderful with the scenery especially striking and the photography and costumes are lovingly evoked, and the title song is both catchy and memorable.

The story makes me warm and cuddly inside, and the script is funny and very well-written. I also love the bit where Jack goes nuts. Leo McKern(with a very infectious laugh) and Geoffrey Rush are brilliant and teamed together ideally, and Joan Sutherland is equally delightful.

All in all, an Australian classic. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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