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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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7 November 2002 (Australia)  »

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$222,246 (Australia) (1 November 2002)
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Mick Molloy's own home brewed beer was used for the filming of the scene in the movie. See more »

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

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Dave Jackson: Forty-four. Two fat whores.
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Cigarettes Will Kill You
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A cracker of a film...
11 November 2002 | by (Adelaide) – See all my reviews

Being dragged along to the cinema by my best friend, I was rather worried when she said "There's a new ozzie film called Crackerjack, wanna see? oh... come on... please"

I grimacingly acquiesced. The lead is played by Mick Molloy, well known to the Australian radio airwaves, and was actually pleasantly surprised.

The film had a lot more substance than one would think from the advertising, and the jokes were a great deal quicker, and more humourous than you would imagine.

The performances were brilliant, especially from the 'old folk' all Australian legends in their own rights, and I was actually touched by Mick Molloy's acting. Judith Lucy made her foray from stand-up comedy to acting successfully as well.

It was well worth the money, and I think I'll even borrow it when it comes out on video.


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