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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 ...
Pumper 4
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 ...
Pumper 6
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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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$276,742 (Australia) (18 August 2006)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Kenny: There's another classic example of someone having a two inch arsehole and us having installed only one inch piping.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits the words "The End" are suddenly replaced by "The ARSE End" See more »

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Featured in 20 to 1: Funny Films (2007) See more »

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Possibly the best mockumentary ever
30 October 2006 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

The funniest Australian comedy since Muriel's Wedding – I laughed so much it had me in tears. In fact, the most of the audience were laughing. This was brilliantly conceived and executed. It had realism to the extent that the person who saw it with me thought it was an actual documentary. The humour was so good-natured, intelligent, authentic, full of irony and contained different layers of reality. The depictions of family life were terrific – the ex-wife, the miserable father, the intolerant brother (played by the real-life brother and director of the film).

The authenticity was enhanced by being filmed on location at actual events such as the Melbourne Cup and the Cleaners and Pumpers Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. The film is naturally full of toilet humour, but not as we are accustomed to. It was really underplayed in a natural, inoffensive and genuinely funny manner.

I didn't intend seeing this film, thinking it would be just another run-of-the-mill feel-good comedies. I went because I had free tickets, and I'm so glad I did. It is highly original and well worth paying to see this real gem of a film that really encapsulates aspects of Australian humour and culture. Kenny is proof that you don't need a big budget to produce a really entertaining film.


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