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The Club (1980)

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

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writers:

David Williamson (screenplay), David Williamson (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Thompson ... Laurie Holden
Graham Kennedy ... Ted Parker
Frank Wilson 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 / Radio Panelist
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor Frank Wilson, who plays Jock Riley in this movie, reprises this role in this film, as he played it in stage productions of 'The Club'. See more »

Goofs

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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Aussie Classic
7 November 2005 | by puttingoutfires01See all my reviews

This is simply a great Aussie film. Unfortunately, films are just not made this way anymore. Not only is it a great satire about a football club, which has probably not changed in 30 years, it is also a wonderful commentary on the commercialization of sport. Comparisons to sport and war are easy after seeing this film. Great performances from Jack Thompson, John Howard and Graham Kennedy as well as cameos from a few of Australia's footballing legends. Bruce Beresford's direction is superb, the theme song became legend and the film is one hilarious argument. It gets better every time you watch it and if you haven't seen it yet, you have to see it soon.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1980 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

AUD700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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