Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting ... See full summary »
Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting work, the two fear immigration officers. McKeown happens to get selected as the bachelor on a TV dating game and wins a trip to Queensland just as the pair's apartment is raided by immigration. McKee escapes just in time and joins his friend. Meanwhile, the IRA leader is sent to Australia in a witness protection program after he gives up some of his former colleagues. The two then spend the remainder of the movie being pursued by the immigration officers and the vengeful IRA head. Written by
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The aboriginal boy gives his name as Ron Barassi. Ron Barassi was a champion Australian Rules football player and coach. He played for Melbourne. The aboriginal boy wears a Melbourne jumper with Ron Barassi's number (31) on it. See more »
I looked forward to this Jimoin movie with great expectations. After all, Jimoin is a great stand up comic and should be able to deliver the goods on screen. But when the credits rolled up I felt I had wasted an hour or so and indeed I felt cheated. This could have been a great opportunity for Jimoin and Co. to dish up a truly funny Aussie movie. All we get is a disjointed collection of scenes, none of which are well acted or well structured, and a bevy of second rate one-liners. I really expected better of Jimoin and I am sure the veteran Aussie actor "Bud" Tingwell regrets ever being a part of this load of rubbish. Minus 5.
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