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A dark-sheep type of man returns to his hometown after a prolonged absence. While he's been gone ludicrous rumours have spread about his whereabouts. Is he a big footy player or is he a ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Eddie 'Mullet' Maloney
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Peter Maloney
Tony Barry ...
Col Maloney
Kris McQuade ...
Gwen Maloney
Peta Brady ...
Robbie Maloney
Paul Kelman ...
Aaron Blabey ...
Jim Webb ...
Big Bloke
Publican (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Radio / TV Advertisements (voice)


A dark-sheep type of man returns to his hometown after a prolonged absence. While he's been gone ludicrous rumours have spread about his whereabouts. Is he a big footy player or is he a film star. Turns out he's still the same lovable but not likable sort of fellow he was when he left. He wants his old girlfriend back even though she is married to his brother now and is pregnant. For money he nets in mullets (hence his nickname, Mullet) but no'one wants to buy them. People begin to get sick of him being back again and become hostile, telling him to leave again. Written by

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28 June 2001 (Australia)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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David Caesar wrote the role of Mullet with Ben Mendelsohn in mind, but thought he was too young for the role. By the time he found funding, Mendelsohn was the ideal age for the role of Mullet. Mendelsohn had participated in most of the staged readings of the script, but always played another role. See more »


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12 January 2004 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

The trouble with this film is that it is empty. Ben Medehlson is usually really good but in this little Aussie drama he really struggles to find his character. It's a pity because it had a few things going for it but didn't deliver.

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