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Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writers:

David Williamson (play), David Williamson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Thompson ... Laurie Holden
Graham Kennedy ... Ted Parker
Frank Wilson ... Jock Riley
Harold Hopkins ... Danny Rowe
John Howard ... Geoff Hayward
Alan Cassell Alan Cassell ... Gerry Cooper
Maggie Doyle Maggie Doyle ... Susy
Lou Richards ... Commentator
Toni-Gay Shaw Toni-Gay Shaw ... Stripper
Jack Harris Jack Harris ... 1st Club Official
Frank Raggatt Frank Raggatt ... 2nd Club Official
Jim Cain Jim Cain ... 3rd Club Official
Gary Files Gary Files ... 2nd Football Commentator
Ed Turley Ed Turley ... Tony
Scot Palmer Scot Palmer ... Newspaper Reporter 1
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Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

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It's tough enough on the field, but in the boardroom it's a battleground! In this club nobody plays by the rules See more »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1980 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

AUD 700,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Sheedy: Uncredited, as himself, a 'World Of Sport' panelist. See more »

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In the movie's end credits, Bob Davis is misspelt as 'Bob David' See more »

Quotes

[Geoff has arrived late at a training session]
Laurie Holden: [angrily] Where have you been?
Geoff Hayward: [curtly] Get stuffed.
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Not as good as the book - but worth the ending
9 September 1999 | by Bass2See all my reviews

"The Club" by David Williamson was an excellent play which addressed many issues about the changing face of sport. This particular film does justice to the play by having actors that give solid and believable performances. If you have seen the play, you may not enjoy certain aspects of this film, but the use of more then a single room or set adds a new dimension to the story. Footage of actual games as well as real club locations is added. Perhaps the best part of this film is the ending as it is very true and satisfying. Worth watching - even if you have no interest in the sport of Aussie Rules.


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