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Bad Eggs (2003)

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

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Cast

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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
Brett Swain ...
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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Someone's on the shonk. See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Duros em Acção  »

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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Trivia

Tony Martin:  Host of the game show being shown on television. 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'.
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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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Mr Northey dressed by Big 'n' Beige. See more »

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References Rio Bravo (1959) See more »

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Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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26 July 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie describes itself as "a deadly serious comedy", but to me it is more of a "comedic thriller" in that the thriller aspect tends to predominate, with some laughs thrown in. It's well made, the plot being quite convoluted, and suspense maintained. Set in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, it can be compared with the movie "You Can't Stop the Murders" which was set in New South Wales. This latter film had more laughs, and less of the thriller element - but both are good movies and worth viewing. Bad Eggs gets 7 out of 10 from me.


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