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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kinnear
Bob Franklin ...
Mike Paddock
Julie Bale
Alan Brough ...
Doug Gillespie
Premier Lionel Cray
Eleanor Poulgrain
Denis Moore ...
Marcus Ridgeway
Chris Peters ...
Rodney Poulgrain
Peter Rowsthorn ...


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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Release Date:

24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Duros em Acção  »

Box Office


AUD 4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$426,103 (Australia) (25 July 2003)


$1,390,534 (Australia) (15 August 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene following the destruction of Mike's house when he is furious was filmed during the night when a World Cup football match was being played. The fury in Bob Franklin's performance was 100% genuine because he was annoyed about missing the match. See more »


Julie Bale: You here on your own?
Ben Kinnear: Yeah, my girlfriend's...
Julie Bale: Imaginary?
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References The Parallax View (1974) 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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