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When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle where young meets old, greed meets good and people rise to the occasion in extraordinary circumstances. Written by Anonymous

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It's on for young and old

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7 November 2002 (Australia)  »

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$222,246 (Australia) (1 November 2002)

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$4,166,861 (Australia) (20 December 2002)
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During the "stoned old people" scene, one of the old men says (off camera) "I'd kill for an Iced-VoVo." This was originally said by a character in Mick Molloy's radio program named Norm who was 85 and still "pulling them". See more »

Goofs

The 'Flipper', where the bowl curves in both directions, is utterly impossible. See more »

Quotes

Stan Coombs: And remember, this is a game of skill, touch and patience. A true revealer of character.
Jack Simpson: All it's revealing right now is two inches of arse-crack poking out the top of my pants!
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Performed by James Reyne and Australian Crawl
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One of the Better Auusie Movies
6 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the first feature film from Australian comedian Mick Molloy. Mick wrote the film with his brother Richard with help from John Clarke, another comedian and actor. Mick & John also have starring roles along with several other iconic Australian actors - Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson et al. The basic premise of the movie is that slimy Jack Simpson (Mick Molloy) has become a member of a Lawn Bowls Club for the sole purpose of getting a free car park near his work. The Club is in dire financial straits and calls on Jack to help. John Clarke plays the clubs arch nemesis - he is trying to take the club over and turn it into a "Poker Machine Slum" Jack and the other club members band together to try and save the club with many funny twists and turns and Jacks eventual redemption. This is quite a clever little movie. It is well above Mick Molloys usual gutter humor. It is pretty well written and well acted. The older Aussie actors are brilliant (Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson Monica Maughan and ors) The film meanders along rather then going at break neck pace, but that adds to the charm of the movie. There is low level coarse language.


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