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Minister for Health
Air Wrestler (as Raymond Walsh)
Closed Ward Nurse
Closed Ward Nurse
Nurse at Concert
Mens Ward Nurse
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
Mental Patient (uncredited)
Mental Patient (uncredited)
|Noriko Watanabe||...||head of makeup department (as Noriko Watanabe Neill)|
|Catherine Bishop||...||production manager|
|John Allan||...||art department assistant|
|Peta Black||...||scenic artist|
|Andrew Staig||...||construction foreman|
|Philip Bodger||...||re-recording mixer|
|Gethin Creagh||...||re-recording mixer|
|Phil Heywood||...||re-recording mixer|
|Wayne Pashley||...||dialogue editor|
|Jane Paterson||...||atmospheres editor|
|Julie Pearce||...||foley mixer|
|Andrew Plain||...||supervising sound editor|
|Libby Villa||...||dialogue editor|
|Jenny T. Ward||...||assistant sound editor|
|Noelleen Westcombe||...||assistant dialogue editor|
|Karin Whittington||...||dialogue editor|
|Billy Aziz||...||special effects technician|
|Dan Oliver||...||special effects technician|
|Simon Carr||...||digital compositor: Animal Logic|
|Roger Cowland||...||visual effects|
|Tony Lynch||...||stunt rigger|
|Sally Eccleston||...||first assistant camera|
|Philip Le Masurier||...||still photographer|
|Calum McFarlane||...||additional focus puller|
|Danny Lockett||...||additional grip (uncredited)|
|Gabrielle Healy||...||extras casting|
|Trish McAskill||...||casting assistant|
|Mel Dykes||...||costume supervisor|
|Gwendolyn Stukely||...||costume assistant|
|Toni Collette||...||song performed by|
|Dominic Cortese||...||musician: accordion|
|Gordon Gottlieb||...||musician: percussion|
|Chris Gough||...||music producer|
|Robin Gray||...||music scoring engineer|
|Dan Lieberstein||...||music editor|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||...||music: from "Così fan tute"|
|James Nichols||...||recording engineer: additional music|
|Stephen Robinson||...||musician: cor anglais|
|Mark Seymour||...||composer: song "Throw your arms around me"|
|Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra||...||performers: music|
|Christine Woodruff||...||source music supervisor|
|John Moses||...||musician (uncredited)|
|Darcia Parada||...||theme performer (uncredited)|
|Jacinta Hayne||...||production coordinator: additional unit|
|Ian Madison||...||fitness consultant: Toni Collette and Ben Mendohlson|
|Jo Weeks||...||script supervisor|
- Frenetic Films (1997) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
- Laurenfilm (1997) (Spain) (theatrical)
- Miramax (1997) (United States) (theatrical)
- Senator Film (1996) (Germany) (theatrical)
- Buena Vista International (1998) (Argentina)
- EuroVideo (2003) (Germany) (DVD)
- Gativideo (1998) (Argentina) (VHS)
- Prem'er Video Fil'm (Russia) (VHS)
- Roadshow Entertainment (Australia)
- Roadshow Home Video (Australia)
- Umbrella Entertainment (2018) (Australia) (DVD)
- Umbrella Entertainment (2018) (Australia) (video)
Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney institution for mentally ill. His project is overrun by one of the patients Roy who wants to put on stage Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart). None of the patients in the cast is able to sing and none of them knows Italian which is the language of the libretto. Through a lot of difficulties Lewis and his cast develop a deep understanding. The play smartly adapted for the unusual cast is finally produced: lots of unforeseen situations solved 'a la crazy way'but indeed brilliantly. Great success and sad farewell of the director from his cast.
Written by Lorenzo Matteoli
|Taglines||Sometimes you meet a person who changes your life forever - he's just walked into a room full of them! See more »|
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|Trivia||The cast originally included actor Bruno Lawrence, but during shooting he was taken to the hospital suffering from chest pains and was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. He died a few months later. See more »|
|Movie Connections||Referenced in Rachel Griffiths in Conversation (2012). See more »|
|Soundtracks||Cosi Fan Tutte See more »|
|Crazy Credits||Near the end of the credits a cast member with an accordian shows up and performs Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" on it as an obvious slight to the Mozart he was told to play in the movie. A squealing piglet accompanies him. See more »|
Go burn a cat.
Lewis: Why are they always saying that?
Doug: That's what I did.
Lewis: Burned a cat?
Doug: No, CATS. See mum had five cats, and me and mum we'd been having some... differences. So one night I rounded 'em up, put 'em in a cage, doused 'em with petrol and put a match to 'em!
[Lewis chuckles, thinking it's a joke. Doug grins and laughs]
Doug: Heh-heh! Funny, eh?
[He sits next to Lewis]
Doug: Then, I opened up the cage door and I let 'em run loose. Welllll, what a racket. They were runnin' round the backyard, burnin' and howlin'.
[He gives a psychotic little laugh]
Doug: No such thing as grace under pressure for a burning cat, lemme tell ya. Then, me mum came outside to see what was happenin'? Darn near freaked out she did. See, I figured I'd wait a couple of hours till the cats were dead and mum was feeling a bit sorry for herself, and I'd go up to the front door and I'd knock on it and I'd say, "Hi, Mum! I'm here to talk about our unresolved conflicts."
Doug: But oh no, One of those FUCKING cats ran into the house; a couple of minutes the whole bloody house was on fire. Within half an hour there was no front door to knock on.
Doug: Yeah, if it wasn't for that damn cat, I wouldn't be in here.
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