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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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Premier Lionel Cray
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Eleanor Poulgrain
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Bartlett
Denis Moore ...
Marcus Ridgeway
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Darcy
Chris Peters ...
Rodney Poulgrain
Peter Rowsthorn ...
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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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A deadly serious comedy. See more »

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24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$426,103 (Australia) (25 July 2003)

Gross:

$1,390,534 (Australia) (15 August 2003)
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Dedicated to Melbourne film critic Ivan Hutchinson. See more »

Quotes

Mike Paddock: So why'd this bloke top himself?
Ben Kinnear: They found some photos in the car. Let's just say the "respected magistrate" liked to... uh...
Mike Paddock: What?
Ben Kinnear: I'm trying to think of a legal term that has... you know, a sexual double-meaning?
Mike Paddock: 'Perform acts with underage prostitutes'?
Ben Kinnear: Is that a legal term?
Mike Paddock: Dunno, but it's the exact phrase I put on my Psychological Test under 'ambitions'.
[pause]
Mike Paddock: There's someone behind me, isn't there? And it's the worst possible person it could be, isn't it?
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Bartlett the Security Guard will return in the musical "Sealin' Off The Floor". See more »

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References Play School (1966) See more »

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Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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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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