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Kenny (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  11 July 2008 (USA)
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From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in ... See full summary »

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Travis Golland ...
Pumper 1
Chris Davis ...
Pat
Alf Scerri ...
Alf
Hayley Preusker ...
Hayley
Saxon Fuller ...
Pumper 2
Thomas Uerata ...
Pumper 3
Kevin 'The Captain' Roy Ogston ...
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Glenn Preusker ...
Glenn
Kevin Roy ...
Pumper 5
Craig Carter ...
Radio DJ (voice)
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Radio DJ (voice) (as Peter Smith)
Adrian Atkinson ...
Air Show Manager
Mark Robertson ...
Robbo
Kevin 'Matey' Lee Ogston ...
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From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful 'Splashdown' crew. Follow Kenny as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, culminating in a pilgrimage to that Mecca of waste management, the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville Tennessee - or as Kenny affectionately calls it, "Poo HQ". With fly-on-the-wall honesty and wit, 'KENNY' lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity. "It takes a certain kind of person to do what I do... No-one's ever impressed; no-one's ever fascinated... If you're a fireman, all the kids will want to jump on the back of the truck and follow you to a fire. There's going to be no kids willing to do that with me. So, I don't do it to ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for crude content, language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$276,742 (Australia) (18 August 2006)

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$212,263 (New Zealand) (24 November 2006)
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The actors Ronald Jacobson, 'Shane Jacobson', Clayton Jacobson and Jesse Jacobson are all related in real life and are respectively father, son, son, and grandson. See more »

Goofs

When Kenny takes off from Australia he is aboard a Airbus 380-300 aircraft, and when the plane finally lands he is aboard a Boeing 767. This plane is also landing at Melbourne Airport, not the USA. See more »

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Brilliant warm and funny comedy / drama
28 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

At last a simple Ozzie film like The Castle. Shane Jacobsen the star and a writer delivers a portrayal of a humble man with warmth and integrity. He supplies and maintains portable toilets to all types of functions. He does his job with pride and dignity. He talks to the audience while going about his daily chores. In many comedies I crack a smile. In this one a laughed out loud. I loved him.

The film was made with a very modest budget and shows what is wrong with many of the current Hollywood fare. You don't make good films with a lot of money. You make them with good scripts and talented actors etc.


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