Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are two undercover detectives with way too much publicity.

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Ben Kinnear
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Mike Paddock
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Julie Bale
Alan Brough ...
Northey
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Doug Gillespie
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Pendlebury
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Wicks
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Eleanor Poulgrain
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Bartlett
Denis Moore ...
Marcus Ridgeway
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Darcy
Chris Peters ...
Rodney Poulgrain
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Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are detectives with the Melbourne Police force's elite Zero Tolerance Unit. When a freak accident involving a dead magistrate lands them on the front page of the local paper, Ben and Mike are busted down to uniformed duties. But when Ben discovers a strange link between the accident and the business affairs of a shady casino boss he and Mike have been investigating, the pair decide they can no longer turn a blind eye to the corruption rife amongst their own colleagues. Written by David Helvellin

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24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

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Duros em Acção  »

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AUD 4,800,000 (estimated)

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$426,103 (Australia) (25 July 2003)
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From 1995 to 1998 writer/director Martin and star Molloy hosted an Australian radio show called "Martin/Molloy". This movie features brief appearances by that show's booth announcer Pete Smith (as evidence expert Darcy), producer Peter Grace (as the enigmatic Smoking Man) and sidekick/assistant Sancia Robinson (as a game show contestant). See more »

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Ben Kinnear: [after kneeing Wicks in the testicles] Anyone for Plum Jam?
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Bartlett the Security Guard will return in the musical "Sealin' Off The Floor". See more »

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References The Parallax View (1974) See more »

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Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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no more spoofs
3 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

There have been many movies made that are unintelligent spoofs of other movies. Luckily a large portion of these go straight to DVD these days, but every now and then one slips through the crack and I end up watching it. I'm always disappointed. They are littered with obvious jokes, and often look like they were ghost written by Fran Drescher. Even though I am a huge fan of Tony Martin, I was just a little sceptical that his movie wasn't just to be a cheap spoof of old Aussie cop movies. After ten minutes I knew I was onto a winner and that this movie was able to make me laugh without resorting to cheap "skit show" type humour. This movie didn't go great in the cinema, but hopefully someone gives Tony Martin a big pile of cash to make another movie. It would be a shame for Australian cinema if he didn't make another movie. Tony Martin may not be a cinematic visionary, but he knows movies and comedies, that's more than I can say for most directors. I enjoyed this movie, and it was great to not see jokes coming. Long live bad eggs.


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