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Wills & Burke (1985)

Parody of historical epics that focuses on real-life Australian explorers William John Wills and Robert O'Hara Burkes, who tragically tried to cross the Australian continent from the south, to the north, a distance of 3,250 km.

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Bob Weis

Writer:

Philip Dalkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald ... Robert O'Hara Burke
Kim Gyngell ... William John Wills
Peter Collingwood ... Sir William Stawell
Jonathan Hardy ... John Macadam
Roderick Williams Roderick Williams ... George Landells
Mark Little ... John King
Roy Baldwin Roy Baldwin ... Charley Gray
Alex Menglet Alex Menglet ... William Brahe
Tony Rickards ... Patton
Simon Thorpe Simon Thorpe ... McDonough
Wyn Roberts ... William Wright
Dalibor Satalic Dalibor Satalic ... Beckler
Nicole Kidman ... Julia Matthews
Henry Maas Henry Maas ... Charles
Chris Haywood ... Constable
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Parody of historical epics that focuses on real-life Australian explorers William John Wills and Robert O'Hara Burkes, who tragically tried to cross the Australian continent from the south, to the north, a distance of 3,250 km.

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The Untold Story. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1985 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wacky World of Wills & Burke See more »

Filming Locations:

Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Chris Haywood: As a constable. See more »

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Spoofs Burke & Wills (1985) See more »

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Dry Comedy
26 January 2002 | by warrentaylor-2See all my reviews

The trailer at some film in about 85-86 led me to watching this,and i hate to say this this but the trailer was much better than the film. It takes you along the final weeks of William Wills & Robert Burke and the crossing of outback Australia that was never completed by europeans before. I got very confused and was lost after about 30 minutes,but Gary Mcdonald is one of my favorite Australian comedians and with the help of Kym Gyngell it keeps the film just going . On a final note, who ever did the Trailer to this deserves an award.IT IS BLOODY GOOD and one of the best i have seen.The IMDB should try to get it.


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