A former English boxing champion, Billy Baker, arrives in America with a kangaroo with an unusual talent for boxing. Needing to support himself, he reluctantly joins up with a small time talent agent featuring the kangaroo, Matilda (who's a male kangaroo despite the feminine name) as a carnival act. But when the world heavyweight boxing champion, Lee Dockerty, offers to take Matilda on at the carnival to impress a girlfriend, and Matilda KO's Dockerty into the middle of next week with a single punch, Billy and his marsupial friend are catapulted into the big time, with Matilda now headlining main boxing events, and soon ready to challenge Dockerty for his championship title. This attracts the notice of a mob boss who wants control of Matilda and his growing fame and fortune, and an activist determined to see Billy and Bernie stopped for promoting cruelty to animals. It will take all of Bernie's wits, Billy's wisdom, and Matilda's punching speed and power to get themselves all through ...Written by
This American film about an Australian boxing kangaroo was made and released about five years before Molly (1983) an Australian film about an Aussie singing dog called Molly (1983). Both animal characters, "Molly" and "Matilda", had names beginning with the letter "M". See more »
When Bernie confronts Kathleen outside her apartment, one dog (the bloodhound) follows her up the steps when she goes back inside. In the next shot, it is back down at the bottom of the steps with Bernie. See more »
I haven't seen it, but it was reviewed in the Gold Turkey Awards as abominably bad, mostly due to the outrageously bogus kangaroo suit with a stunt man inside it. One movie house employee recalled that for one showing nobody showed up. "I mean, we didn't sell one ticket," he repeated. "The theatre was completely empty. They had to run it for the ushers and the popcorn girls."
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