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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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Ben Kinnear
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Mike Paddock
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Julie Bale
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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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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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24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Duros em Acção  »

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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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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 »

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Gavin Clack: Welcome back to The Million Dollar Question, the show where ordinary Australians can win up to twenty thousand dollars.
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Bartlett the Security Guard will return in the musical "Sealin' Off The Floor". See more »

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References Hard Target (1993) See more »

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Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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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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