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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caton ... Darryl Kerrigan
Anne Tenney ... Sal Kerrigan

Stephen Curry ... Dale Kerrigan

Anthony Simcoe ... Steve Kerrigan
Sophie Lee ... Tracey Kerrigan

Wayne Hope ... Wayne Kerrigan
Tiriel Mora ... Dennis Denuto

Eric Bana ... Con Petropoulous
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Lawrence Hammill

Robyn Nevin ... Federal Court Judge
Costas Kilias ... Farouk
Bryan Dawe ... Ron Graham
Monty Maizels ... Jack
Lynda Gibson ... Evonne
John Benton ... Mr. Lyle
Laurie Dobson ... John Clifton
John Lee ... Chairman
Stephanie Daniel ... Council Officer
John Flaus ... Sergeant Kennedy
Les Toth ... Heavy at Door
Erik Donnison ... Barlow Representative
Roger Neave ... High Court Judge
Anthony Evans ... High Court Judge (as Tony Evans)
Robin Miller ... High Court Judge
Julie Kulpinski ... Kerry
Sam Gleisner ... Steve and Kerry's Child
Sebastiano Liotta ... Mr. Petropoulos
Josie Noviello ... Mrs. Petropoulos
Lynda Keane ... Federal Court Lawyer
Marilyn Chestnut ... High Court Stenographer
Julian Scarff ... High Court Clerk of Courts

Marie-Therese Byrne ... Assistant to Chairman
Clare O'Sullivan ... High Court Lawyer
Warwick Begg ... High Court Lawyer
Maria Theodorakis ... Federal Court Stenographer

John Evans ... Federal Court Clerk of Courts
Michael Roland ... High Court Lawyer
Matthew Giordanella ... Con & Tracey's Son
Larry Emdur ... Himself
Ian Ross ... Himself

Tony Martin ... Adam Hammill
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Hilton-Wood ... News Cameraman (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Sitch 
Writing credits
Santo Cilauro (written and conceived by) &
Tom Gleisner (written and conceived by) &
Jane Kennedy (written and conceived by) &
Rob Sitch (written and conceived by)

Produced by
Debra Herman .... producer (as Debra Choate)
Michael Hirsh .... executive producer
Original Music by
Edmund Choi 
Craig Harnath 
Cinematography by
Miriana Marusic (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Wayne Hyett 
Casting by
Jane Kennedy 
Production Design by
Carrie Kennedy 
Art Direction by
Ben Morieson 
Costume Design by
Kitty Stuckey 
Makeup Department
Steven Clode .... hair
Steven Clode .... makeup
Production Management
Melissa Zaroff .... post-production supervisor (US version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Annie Maver .... first assistant director
Susannah Mott .... second assistant director
Art Department
Josh Morieson .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... re-recording mixer
Gerald Donlan .... sound effects editor
Jim Dunwoodie .... boom swinger
Peter Graham .... sound editor
Tracey Grimshaw .... foley artist (as Tracy Grimshaw)
Chris Izzard .... sound recordist
Ian MacWilliams .... sound supervisor
Steve Murphy .... consultant: Dolby
George Parton .... foley editor
Steven Simons .... foley mixer (as Steve Simons)
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Steve Witherow .... dialogue editor (as Stephen Witherow)
Special Effects by
Aaron Beaucaire .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Ian Sheath .... optical effects
Tim Trumble .... kine: Dfilm
Camera and Electrical Department
Darryl Byrne .... clapper loader dailies
Danny Christie .... lighting assistant
Santo Cilauro .... camera operator
Roy Fischer Clark .... tape operator
Freddo Dierck .... rigging grip (as Freddo Dirk)
Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith .... camera assistant
Johnny Earthmover .... gaffer
Jeff Hodges .... best boy
Brett Hull .... gaffer: second unit
Matthew James .... video split operator
Warik Lawrance .... camera assistant: second unit
Miriana Marusic .... camera operator
Robin Plunkett .... lighting cameraman: second unit
Emmanuel Santos .... stills photographer
Gary Scott .... clapper loader
Joshua Litle .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susannah Mott .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlz Chan .... wardrobe assistant
Michael Davies .... wardrobe: second unit
Editorial Department
Dan Edelstein .... editorial supervisor
Joy Gorman .... post production assistant
Scott Maclean .... telecine (as Scott McLean)
Scott Martin .... post production executive
Tim Morgan .... color grading
Edel Rafferty .... telecine
Steve Schwartz .... assistant editor
Rohan Wilson .... negative matching
Music Department
Susi Ahern .... backing vocals
Roger Blanc .... music librarian
Robert Burke .... musician (as Rob Burke)
Dave Carter .... musician
Louis Cerborino .... additional music editing (as Lou Cerborino)
Emile Charlap .... music preparation supervisor
Emile Charlap .... orchestra contractor
Edmund Choi .... conductor
Ross Cockle .... music recordist
Andrian Cohen .... musician: keyboards
Rob L. Cohen .... musician: electric guitar
Dominic DeRasse .... musician: trumpet soloist (as Dominic Derasse)
Chris Doheny .... backing vocals
Lawrence Feldman .... musician: alto flute soloist
Barry Finclair .... concertmaster
Dan Gilberg .... studio manager: Manhattan Center
Craig Harnath .... musician
Shari Johanson .... music editor (as Shari Schwartz Johanson)
Jane Kennedy .... music supervisor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestration
Martin Lubran .... musician
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Sean McLeod .... musician
Thomas K. Miho .... technical engineer
John Moses .... musician: clarinet soloist
Pat Perkinson .... musician: bass
Gerald Reuter .... musician: oboe soloist
Henry Schulman .... musician: oboe soloist (as Henry Shuman)
Russell Smith .... musician
Pete Sweeney .... musician: drums
Aya Takemura .... assistant engineer: Avatar Studios
Gary Topper .... music preparation
Steven Webber .... first assistant engineer
Lynn Welshman .... music preparation
Jim White .... music preparation
Other crew
Ian Anderson .... laboratory liaison
Aaron Beaucaire .... armourer
Ann Beresford .... continuity (as Anny Beresford)
Jenny Davies .... production accountant
Kaylene German .... runner
Pauline Hirsh .... production assistant
Louis Keramidas .... laboratory liaison (as Louie Karamidas)
Tony Leonard .... insurance: AON
Cryss Plummer .... assistant
Greg Sitch .... legal
Megan Spencer .... runner
Annabel Wang .... accounts assistant
Polly Watkins .... assistant to producers
Karen Ferguson .... the producers would like to thank
Jeremy Gobbo .... the producers would like to thank
Margaret Long .... the producers would like to thank: Greyhound Association (as Marg Long)
Tony Martin .... the producers would like to thank
Rocky Porcino .... the producers would like to thank
Jason Thompson .... the producers would like to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) (censored) | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | UK:15 | USA:R | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Santo Cilauro's dad is a lawyer, and his office was used as Denis Denuto's office in the movie.See more »
Factual errors: When the characters have their final appeal to the High Court of Australia, it is before 5 Justices. However in reality, when a constitutional dispute is brought before the High Court, all 7 Justices will sit (known as the Full Bench).See more »
Darryl Kerrigan:Dad, he reckons powerlines are a reminder of man's ability to generate electricity.See more »
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26 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Not really a review, rather a correction..., 10 October 2002
Author: Tim_Fleming from Sydney, Australia

Roland E Zwick felt compelled to write a rather scathing review of The Castle and how it failed to meet one major requirement for a comedy... it was not funny. Well, that is fine and I can accept the fact that maybe his idea of what constitutes humour is seemingly at odds with the vast majority of voters on IMDB, however I do think that he should get a few facts straight before he makes comments about so called influences he has attributed to this film. Roland stated:

""The Castle," a highly praised Australian farce, is a decidedly minor, lackluster and virtually laughless installment in the recently very popular genre known as the offbeat working class comedy. This vain attempt to mine the territory exploited so successfully a few years back in "The Full Monty," mistakes quirkiness for humor, so much so that it is not overstating it to say that there is nary a laugh in the film's entire (and blessedly brief) 84 minute running time."

Unfortunately, if Roland had bothered to do his homework just a little better, he would have noticed that "The Castle" released in Australia 10th April 1997 and the US 7th May 1997 does actually predate "The Full Monty" which was released in the UK on 27th October, in Australia on the 16th October 1997 and the US on the 13th August 1997. As this seemed to be something that affected his judgement (his use of the term "vain attempt" was a rather strong condemnation), I felt it was an error that needed to be put right.

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