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
Bob Franklin ...
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
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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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24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

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Duros em Acção  »

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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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The letter Z is pronounced as "zed" in Australia. However, all references bar one to the ZTU are spoken as "Zee Tee You", as a satirical comment on the Americanization of Australian culture. See more »

Quotes

Ben Kinnear: [after kneeing Wicks in the testicles] Anyone for Plum Jam?
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Mr Northey dressed by Big 'n' Beige. See more »

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References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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Not your typical "Aussie Movie"
29 July 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Just saw "Bad Eggs". It was a refreshing movie, (Compared to other Australian attempts at movie making) and the opening shots of the car "driven" by a dead person had the whole cinema laughing their guts out. You are watching wondering till almost the very end as to "who done it", some new actors, and some that that have probably been in every Aussie movie made...

Well worth watching, 7 out of 10 :)


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