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 »
A Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard"). However, they are forced to leave their ... See full summary »
Actor Darren McWarren starred in soap, mini-series and film before destroying his career with a series of indiscretions. Now McWarren is out of the industry and living in a small town in ... See full summary »
The disruptions caused in the life of 13 year old Kenny born with underdeveloped legs, removed to replace other missing bones at 6 months old when a French film company comes to do a film ... See full summary »
When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »
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
_Kenny (2006)_ is quite unusual in that almost all of the events, companies and products referenced in the film are actually real. Kenny's company Splashdown is a preexisting business that inspired creation of the film, and cooperated in its production. In scenes involving a boxing club, not only is the club real, but so too is the sponsor on the boxers' shirts and the background signage. Likewise, the airshow and race meet are actual events, and the track does really have its own chapel. The Pumper and Cleaner Environmental Expo International exists just as shown, and the magazines, companies, and products shown at the show weren't creations for the film. Even the locations and the distances between them are, for the most part, as represented. See more »
Kenny and son are traveling to the Ocean Grove caravan park where his father lives. On entering the park the camera is focused on the back of Kenny and his son walking toward Kenny's father's cabin, you can see the right-strap of Kenny's overalls 'inside-out' and twisted. As they get closer to the cabin and the front door you see the right strap of Kenny's overalls 'neat' as it should be, however upon leaving his Father's cabin the right strap returns to it's 'inside-out' & twisted position. See more »
[talking to Kenny while he is cleaning out a septic tank]
....always going on about his bloody marriage. Is this gonna go right, or is that gonna go bloody right? Is he gonna marry her or not?
[through his mask, in the septic tank]
I should say so, they've got a wedding.
He's either gonna marry or, or not marry her. If he ain't gonna marry her, I'll give her one.
[takes his mask off, comes up from the tank]
I... I understand what you're saying, I really do. And I am hearing you, but, ...
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At the end of the closing credits the words "The End" are suddenly replaced by "The ARSE End" See more »
Kenny the Dunny man. A mockumentary of Australian Proportions. The cinema was very empty at 10.30am, I worked nightshift. But all 11 people were howling with laughter in the first minute and didn't stop. It really cheered me up, after 24 hours in a dementia ward. This film should be medically prescribed for the clinically depressed. You need to think about his job, could any other job have such potential for humour? OK, it might not work in the rest of the world...(but why do I keep thinking of Canfantalas?) We Aussies have an overdeveloped sense of the absurd. But if you are in need of a belly laugh see it, or take it instead of Lithium.
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