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 Daniel Sims / ... (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Narrator (6 episodes, 2005)
Mick Graham ...
 Terry (6 episodes, 2005)
Chung Jade Koh ...
 Chun (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Mel (6 episodes, 2005)
Emma Clapham ...
 Brianna (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Emma (6 episodes, 2005)
Deborah Jones ...
 Kerry (6 episodes, 2005)
Taylor Potter ...
 Tyson (6 episodes, 2005)
Tracey Mathers ...
 Shelly / ... (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Jordan (6 episodes, 2005)
Frieda McKenna ...
 Frieda (5 episodes, 2005)
Carol Chong ...
 Carol (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Mr Wong (5 episodes, 2005)
Pixie Jones ...
 Tracey (3 episodes, 2005)
Nyathan Hoth Mai ...
 Sonali (3 episodes, 2005)
Jhyll Teplin ...
 Mrs. King (3 episodes, 2005)
Lise Rodgers ...
 Mrs Welham (3 episodes, 2005)
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A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

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To film the twin characters of Daniel & Nathan, a body double was used for distance shots and blue-screen was used for the close-up shots where both characters were facing camera. See more »

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Ricky Wong: Professor Lee, you in the Wong lab!
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Followed by Summer Heights High (2007) See more »

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The barren landscape of Australian content receives some drought relief
31 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

With the local content down to a depressing 20% on our TV screens, finally an Australian comedy has been produced that can enjoy a well deserved cult following, and fill the void of Australian comedy to stand up next to Kath & Kim. We Can Be Heroes is a true blue satirical look at the search for the Australian of the year with six contenders all played by the ever observant Chris Lilley. The detail and subtlety Lilley puts into each character's language and social interactions is truly astounding. Most people would have gone to school with their own Ja'mie or have an Aunty reminiscent of Pat Mullins or experienced the vocal styling's of Daniel with his deaf twin brother Nathan. In the tradition of the mocumentary brought to us by previous comedy's the Office and Kath & Kim, We Can Be Heroes raises the bar of observational humour to another level never seen in this country before. A truly phenomenal achievement in Australian comedy in 2005. God bless the ABC.


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