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In Prospect Bay, a remote outpost on the South Australian coast, two communities, the Goonyas (whites) and the Nungas (blacks), come together on the one field they have in common, the ... See full summary »

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Gary 'Blacky' Black
Luke Carroll ...
Dumby Red
Lisa Flanagan ...
Clarence
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Pickles
Simon Westaway ...
Bob Black
Celia Ireland ...
Liz Black
Kevin Harrington ...
Arks
Martin Vaughan ...
Darcy
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Pretty
Brian Torry ...
Glenn Bright
Max Fairchild ...
Big Mac
Eileen Darley ...
Shirl
Paul Simpson ...
Bar Regular
Denis Noble ...
Bar Regular
Kelton Pell ...
Tommy Red
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Storyline

In Prospect Bay, a remote outpost on the South Australian coast, two communities, the Goonyas (whites) and the Nungas (blacks), come together on the one field they have in common, the football field. But the underlying racism and class warfare threatens to make the team's greatest victories irrelevant. This holds particularly true for Blacky, a white teen who is more interested in books than sport, and his best friend, Dumby, the Aboriginal star of the team. Written by Anonymous

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Play by the rules. Live by the rules. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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29 August 2002 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Afstralezikoi kanones  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$61,607 (Australia) (30 August 2002)

Gross:

$81,486 (Australia) (30 August 2002)
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Trivia

Dumby is buried in a jumper of the Essendon Football Club. This club, based in Melbourne, is noted for its support of indigenous footballers. See more »

Goofs

The sign on the door seen when Blacky's dad is looking for the burglars has the text, 'LEH Lounge'. This is an indication of the shooting location, the Lord Exmouth Hotel. Although secondhand fittings and fixtures are used in community facilities in small Australian communities, it unlikely that the Prospect Bay Hotel would have used a secondhand door. See more »

Quotes

Gary 'Blacky' Black: Old man's Fruit and Nut?
Liz Black: Old man's Fruit and f***ing nut
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24 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on SBS last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Being from South Australia myself it touched me more than i thought it would, as i somehow lost interest in Aussie Rules Football a number of years ago. A simple yet deep movie, & powerful in a supple way. Depicts the separate lives of indigenous / white fellas living together in a rural setting. Where Even when best of mates from each culture can have dramas just being mates, due to the others color . Reminiscent to me of of Another Great South Australian movie - Fire in the stone . Harsh landscapes & arid South Australian land mixed HOT coastline add to it perfectly . Purely South Australian.

GREAT. do enjoy


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