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The Castle (1997)

 -  Comedy  -  7 May 1999 (USA)
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A Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard"). However, they are forced to leave their ... See full summary »

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A Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard"). However, they are forced to leave their beloved home, by the Government and airport authorities. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight to remain in their house, taking their case as far as the High Court. Written by Simon Quinn <G.Quinn@mailbox.uq.edu.au>

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airport | house | court | home | gate | See more »

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The No. 1 Australian comedy that sticks it up the big guys. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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7 May 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az én házam, az én váram  »

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$29,452 (USA) (7 May 1999)

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$861,789 (USA) (9 July 1999)
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Eric Bana's film debut. See more »

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The scenes that are supposedly inside the High Court of Australia (Federal court located in Canberra) are actually filmed inside the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Victorian Coat-of-Arms are visible behind the judges. See more »

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Dale Kerrigan: The real estate agent said 'location location location' and we were right next to the airport!
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Funniest and best Australian film I've seen to this date

My age: 13

The Castle is the story of Daryl Kerrigan, a tow-truck driver from Melbourne, who loves his house, which he calls a home and a castle. Living next-door to the airport has never been a problem for him and his family, until now. The airport wants to expand and is forcing Daryl's family and their neighbours out of their houses with a compulsory acquisition which Daryl will not stand for. He will go to court and fight for his right to stay in his home. This goes all the way to the high court.

One of the funniest films I have ever seen, The Castle has a good plot and courageous story. You will never be bored because the jokes keep coming. Acting performances are mainly good, but some are just fairly average. I recommend The Castle to everyone of any age group except small children as there is a bit of coarse language.

Australian Classification: M 15+: Medium Level Coarse Language

Rating: 80 out of 100


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