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Strange Bedfellows (2004)

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Two 'very straight' old timers have to learn how to pass as a loving gay couple after falsely claiming same-sex status to take advantage of newly legislated tax laws.

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A struggling widower businessman finds a new tax loophole offered in Australia to same sex couples. Needing a tax break, he cajoles his best friend, also a widower, into filing papers indicating they are a gay couple living together and assuring him that the small town (population 652) they live in will never have a clue. However, their return letter from the government pops open and the town busybody soon has it spread all over town without the two men's knowledge. Meanwhile, the letter tells the men that a tax inspector will be coming to investigate their claim. The two decide they have to learn to act gay, so they get lessons from a local hair dresser and visit a gay nightclub in Sydney. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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$529,160 (Australia) (30 April 2004)
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The film that Paul Hogan's character screens is The Last of the Knucklemen (1979) which also features Michael Caton and Stewart Faichney. See more »

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Ralph Williams: Now, I know some of you are wondering what's going on, and others have probably made up their minds up already. But for starters, I like you to welcome some friends of Vince and mine from Sydney. They're all wonderful people, that I know you're gonna love, once you get to know them. Okay, now I understand there has a bit of speculation around town about Vince Hopgood and myself. And it's nobody's business but ours what goes on between Vince and I. We've been mates since we were kids. Most of ...
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Yvonne did finally catch up with the mailman... ...it was love at first sight... ...they marry on Valentine's Day See more »

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Go see this film and have a gay old time!
18 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This would have too be one of the best Aussie movies I have seen in a while. It has everything that works. The story keeps moving along very well, no dull moments, it doesn't try hard to get a cheap laugh and you can't go past the pairing of Caton and Hogan, two of the best. The best scenes in the movie are probably when Vince and Ralph(Hogan and Caton) are taught how to act gay and then hit the big city to learn a bit more than they expect! The soundtrack is also pretty good and a great aussie support cast is included in Paula Duncan, Allan Cassell,Roy Billing and Glynn Nicholas. English actor Pete Postlethwaite also plays the tax investigator sent to review their application and performs well. If you want to have a good laugh, see a quality movie then treat yourself to Strange Bedfellows, you won't be dissapointed!


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