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Don's Party (1976)

The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »

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Bruce Beresford
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Barrett ... Mal
Clare Binney Clare Binney ... Susan
Pat Bishop Pat Bishop ... Jenny
Graeme Blundell ... Simon
Jeanie Drynan ... Kath Henderson
John Hargreaves ... Don Henderson
Harold Hopkins ... Cooley
Graham Kennedy ... Mack
Veronica Lang Veronica Lang ... Jody
Candy Raymond Candy Raymond ... Kerry
Kit Taylor Kit Taylor ... Evan
John Gorton ... Himself (Prime Minister of Australia 1968-1971) (as John Grey Gorton)
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The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the election, drink and carry on. Dons wife, Kath sees the party as just more work, while Don sees it as a chance to break his boring routine. The year is 1969 and some of Dons friends have jumped on the bandwagon of sexual freedom and experimentation. However, others at the party are more conservative about their politics and sex, and naturally, arguments break out over politics and fist fights erupt over the seduction of others wives. Written by Lloyd Harris <floyd@idirect.com>

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What a helluva night! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1976 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Festa de Don See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Promotional artwork for this movie formed a champagne-glass with effervescent bubbles out of the letter "Y" of the movie's 'Don's Party' title logo. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kath Henderson: Could you put Richard in the car?
Don Henderson: Right.
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Connections

Featured in Puberty Blues (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

She Wears My Ring
Written by Felice Bryant (uncredited) and Boudleaux Bryant (uncredited)
Sung by Johnny O'Keefe
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Hysterically Funny Slice of the 60's
12 February 2003 | by critic_at_largeSee all my reviews

Don's Party is a really funny film. It also is a glimpse at how the 60's sexual revolution invaded suburban Australia. The dialogue is taut and sharp, the characters both quirky and realistic, and the setup funny in a tawdry, Blake Edwards kind of way. A fun rental well worth seeing.


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