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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
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 ...
Wacka
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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

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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The code names mentioned from the secret files - Nik Kershaw, Rick Astley and Steve 'Tin Tin' Duffy - are all names of pop stars of the 1980s. 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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Crazy Credits

Bartlett the Security Guard will return in the musical "Sealin' Off The Floor". See more »

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References Rio Bravo (1959) 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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