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Len Johnson
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Bernie Fowler
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Edgar
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Mrs. Jenkins
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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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To epitimo melos  »

Box Office

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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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Trivia

The 'Wheel of Cheese' incident actually happened. While the writers were visiting various bowls clubs for inspiration, one of them explained the sordid story of a club investigation into a member using the cheese for a sandwich instead of the regulation cheese and biscuits. See more »

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

Quotes

Stan Coombs: [introducing Nance] Her name's Nance. In case your interested?
Jack Simpson: Am not, I've got a girlfriend.
Mandy: [walks in angrily] No you don't!
Jack Simpson: Mandy, what are you doing here?
Mandy: Returning your things.
[throws a pack of cigarettes into Jack's hands, Stan laughs]
Jack Simpson: [shouting to Mandy] Better all be here!
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Reckless
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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