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
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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Comedy | Thriller

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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)
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Trivia

Director Tony Martin had a rule that everyone who worked on the movie had to be seen on screen. One of his boom operators refused, but Martin got lucky when the reflection of that particular boom operator is seen in the security guard's window during the Northey/XL9000 scenes. Martin decided not to use optical effects to remove the boom operator so that his rule was obeyed by everyone. Martin reveals this in the DVD commentary 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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Bartlett the Security Guard will return in the musical "Sealin' Off The Floor". See more »

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References CHiPs (1977) 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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