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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
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This movie's lead cast was originally intended to be comprised of people from Australian television. Producer Phillip Adams reasoned that as Australia had not established cinema star system, it would therefore be good to draw the cast from television. Michael Willesee was going to play dentist Evan, Barry Crocker would play Don Henderson, 'Graham Kennedy' would play Mack and 'Paul Hogan' would play Cooley. Due to various reasons (Crocker got injured, Hogan turned it down), the casting of all the TV stars didn't go through except for Kennedy. In a 1994 interview, Kennedy commented how he was the only TV personality left in the cast and was daunted by the fact that he would have to act alongside a group of "real" actors. See more »
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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