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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  »

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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

Boggera Bowls Club is actually the Corowa Bowling Club in New South Wales; the largest bowls facility in the southern hemisphere. (There's actually no such suburb of Boggera in Melbourne.) 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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References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

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Reckless
Performed by James Reyne and Australian Crawl
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A slice from the wheel of cheese..
11 May 2003 | by (Tasmania, Australia) – See all my reviews



Crackerjack, starring Mick Malloy & Judith Lucy - both part of the cast in the early 90's Saturday night comedy show "The Late Show", Bill Hunter, an Australian movie icon and John Clarke, who we still see regularly on Australian TV along side Brian Dawe.

Crackerjack, losely is about a guy in his early 30's (Jack Simpson, played by Mick Malloy) who pays his yearly memebership at the local bowls club in order to get a few car park spaces for which he uses himself and rents out to others as cheap inner city parking.

The club falls on hard times, and pulls all the resources and memebers together it can, Jack gets a phone call telling him to turn up to next Saturday's bowls match or lose his membership (and conseqently his car park space)

I wont spoil the rest, but the film is funny, light hearted and contains everything a good aussie film should.

If your not Australian, then some of the jokes and humour will no doubt baffle you, if you are an Aussie - do yourself a favor and sit yourself down to Crackerjack.. Its now available on DVD, I already have my copy!

10/10.. Awesome flick!


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