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
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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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A deadly serious comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, the night before the film began shooting, the Melbourne Herald Sun withdrew permission for the filmmakers to use their newspaper in the movie (a subeditor had complained that the fictional "Police Shoot Dead Man 12 Times" headline didn't make sense). The Herald Sun was changed to the non-existent Melbourne Tribune, the same newspaper Judith Lucy worked for in the earlier Mick Molloy comedy Crackerjack (2002). See more »

Quotes

Pendlebury: You guys have made a fair bit of progress. I'll be quite happy to put this one to bed.
Ben Kinnear: I'll bet you fuckin' will.
Doug Gillespie: That's enough! He didn't burn down an entire house full of evidence.
Ben Kinnear: He wouldn't know where to start.
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The characters, entities, events and scenes depicted in this film are fictitious. Any similarities to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual entities or events are purely coincidental. Except for the bit where dog bit the sprinkler. That really happened. See more »

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References Bluey (1976) See more »

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I'm Gonna Release Your Soul
Performed by Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes.
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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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