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The Honourable Wally Norman (2003)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Harrington ...
Wally Norman
Alan Cassell ...
Willy Norman
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Ken Oats
Roz Hammond ...
Dolly Norman
Nathaniel Davison ...
Myles Greenstreet
Greig Pickhaver ...
The Chairman
Octavia Barron-Martin ...
Laurie Norman
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Normie Norman
Bryan Dawe ...
Richard Nicholls
Melissa Madden-Gray ...
Rebecca-Jane Thompson
Paul Kelman ...
Gary
Reg Evans ...
Barry
Keith Robinson ...
Meatworks Owner 1
Bruce Venables ...
Meatworks Owner 2
Len Firth ...
Duncan
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No goats were injured during the making of this film, except for Aussie Carmen who developed a drinking problem. See more »

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Working Class Man
Performed by Jimmy Barnes
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Extremely clever political satire that's actually funny!
5 May 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Glad to see this very witty political satire finally beginning to improve its scores on this site. It's overall shape is definitely familiar, but to see it as just another 'Castle' knockoff totally underestimates it. It's by far the cleverest of all the recent 'Aussie battler' comedies, as a few critics pointed out, and it's by far the best performed, with a great appearance by Kevin Harrington (who I see scored an AFI nomination for Best Actor for this, which is pretty unusual for an Aussie comedy), and Shaun Micallef (who should have won an AFI for his performance). 'The Castle' is funnier overall, but the Micallef political ad is by far the funniest thing in any Australian comedy I can think of. Also, this is the most honestly touching of any Australian comedy I can think of, except perhaps 'The Big Steal' or 'Malcolm', and the scenes between Harrington and his wife, played by Ros Hammond, are lovely. In time, this will be regarded as an Australian classic. It's a bit slow moving in parts, and it could have been funnier, but corrupt Aussie politics has never been taken apart better by an Australian movie, and this is a movie I can watch again and again, just for the great one liners and moments.


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