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A Man's Gotta Do (2004)

Eddy earns an honest living from his fish trawler but leads a double life as a "standover" man at night to keep his aspirational wife, Yvonne happy. His relationship with his feisty ... See full summary »



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Eddy earns an honest living from his fish trawler but leads a double life as a "standover" man at night to keep his aspirational wife, Yvonne happy. His relationship with his feisty daughter Chantelle, whose Russian fiancé has disappeared, is at crisis point and he decides to read her diary or rather get his new sidekick, Dominic to do it. Eddy's gotta do what Eddy's gotta do to keep his eccentric family together. Written by craig47

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4 November 2004 (Australia)  »

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Bryan Brown, Frankie J Holden, Mark Mitchell, Glenn Robbins, Russell Gilbert, Paul Hogan, Peter Moon, Ray Meagher, Andrew S. Gilbert, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Hunter, John Waters, John Jarrett and John Wood were all considered for the role of Eddy. See more »


Eddy: Don't get an Italian car, get a German one. In this line of work, when you put your foot on the accelerator; something's gotta happen.
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whacky movie about a hit-man and his family
28 November 2004 | by (Bairnsdale, Australia) – See all my reviews

well it was May of this year that i saw this movie... it had it's premiere at Barinsdale for a fund raiser for the local hospital...

for $25 was it worth it?

yes yes it was, as far as Australian movies go this is one of the better one's; John howard's performance was excellent but what really took the spotlight was the newcomer Alyssa McClelland.

the movie has a basic storyline about a father and daughter relationship, but because Eddie (john H.) wants to support his family he will do anything to help them, which is what they don't know is that he is kinda a hit-man style guy or Mob guy that goes around getting money the dirty way.

So in conclusion this movie is worth more then the $25 i spent to see it (besides getting to met the director, nice guy really is) because it's simple storyline was much more enjoyable then a Hollywood style movie that leaves you confused and not knowing if that was the real end! but it's simplicity is what made this movie both beautiful and a winner...

10 stars.

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