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Cast

Cast overview:
John Clarke ...
Wal (voice)
Peter Rowley ...
Dog (voice)
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Rangi (voice)
Fiona Samuel ...
Cheeky Hobson / Pongo (voice)
Peter Hayden ...
Irish Murphy (voice)
Dorothy McKegg ...
Aunt Dolly (voice)
Billy T. James ...
Pawai (voice)
Brian Sergent ...
Spit Murphy (voice)
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Hunk Murphy (voice)
Michael Haigh ...
Rugby Commentator (voice)
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Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will the Dog win the affections of the lovely Jess? Will Wal make a good impression on the All Black selectors at Saturdays rugby match? Can Rangi and Pongo save Wal's prize stag from the depths of Blackwater station, home of the Murphy's, their vicious dogs and deadly croco-pigs? All this and more will be answered as the small town of Raupo comes to life on the big screen. Written by Evan Yates

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Trivia

This is the first full-length animated feature made by the New Zealand film industry. See more »

Goofs

When Wal is frantically cleaning up before Aunt Dolly arrives, the kitchen cupboard below the sink is closed. He then picks up the calf and shoves it into the now open cupboard, closing the calf inside. After grabbing Horse from the fridge, on his way out, the cupboard is open again and missing a calf. See more »

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Wal: [after closing his cupboard, stuff on top falls on him] Ah, shit!
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The copyright warning has the added message "Anyone caught pirating this picture will be eaten by The Murphys' Hellhounds." See more »

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You Oughta Be In Love
Written & Performed by Dave Dobbyn
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Great Movie
15 July 1999 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I have to say that this is one of New Zealand's greatest movies. Unlike "Lawless", "Xena", "Hercules" and the like, this movie proved that New Zealand can do animated features. The soundtrack is great - personally I like Oughta Be In Love and Slice of Heaven. Good on ya Murray Ball and my Dog Rest in Peace.


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