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
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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24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

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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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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 »

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Ben Kinnear: Fuck me rigid... he's fair up the clack!
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Bartlett the Security Guard will return in the musical "Sealin' Off The Floor". See more »

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Spoofs Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) See more »

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I'm Gonna Release Your Soul
Performed by Dave Graney with the Coral Snakes.
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Bad Eggs is Good Eggs
3 August 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

There are a number of Australian movies around that tend to play up the typical Australian bloke or "sheila" image which quite frankly, make me want to curl up and die in embarrassment. (One of the previews I saw with this movie does nothing to make me think otherwise, a movie called Take Away). Then there are movies like Bad Eggs.

Bad Eggs tends not to try and have a laugh at us Aussies, rather, it aims (and for the most part, succeeds) in going for main stream comedy which could well work for international audiences.

If you can get past the so called "acting"(they are mostly stand up comedians, not thespians)you may end up enjoying a very witty movie, which contains quite a few sight gags, which are very funny. (The one in which the security guard is watching a send up of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? is quite hilarious)

"Imagine what you could do, with that cash bonanza of $478 dollars".

Even if you are not an Aussie, you should still find plenty to laugh at with this movie.

This is without doubt "Champagne comedy"


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