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It's Christmas, and Hilary and her son, Joey are going to visit her parents in the suburbs. Not only are they up for the problems between Joey and Hilary's boyfriend and his son, but they ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Mitchell ... Albert Hall
Peter Rowsthorn Peter Rowsthorn ... Bruno
Susan Lyons Susan Lyons ... Hilary Dredge
Daniel Kellie Daniel Kellie ... Joey Dredge
Terry Gill Terry Gill ... Jack Hall
Maggie King Maggie King ... Violet 'Vi' Hall
Valerie Bader ... Aunt Dottie
Christopher Chapman Christopher Chapman ... Angus
Louise Siversen Louise Siversen ... Teacher
Ross Williams Ross Williams ... Vice Principal
Rainey Carah Rainey Carah ... Driver
Tom Coltraine Tom Coltraine ... Driver's Companion
Russell Allan Russell Allan ... Semi Driver
Jonathon Brooks Jonathon Brooks ... Muscly Skinhead (as Jonothan Brooks)
Philip Reilley Philip Reilley ... Fat Skinhead (as Phil Reilley)


It's Christmas, and Hilary and her son, Joey are going to visit her parents in the suburbs. Not only are they up for the problems between Joey and Hilary's boyfriend and his son, but they also face problems faced by other members of this Australian extended family. Written by Petrson <petrsa@yahoo.com>

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Just your average bunch of biscuits!




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9 July 1998 (Australia) See more »

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Knäppskallarna See more »

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Glenn Robbins and Russell Gilbert were considered for the role of Bruno. They both turned down the role. See more »


Bruno and Hilary are in the tree house and Hilary tells Bruno that she doesn't want Jack to know that he smokes and says "What dad hates more than bugs it's drugs". In some scenes of the film Jack has a cigarette. See more »


Jack: [about the death of Bomber] Don't tell me He committed suicide
Hilary: Bruno wouldn't hurt a fly
Jack: Bullshit!
Hilary: It's true! He puts them in a tissue and lets them go
Jack: Oh does he?
[to Bruno]
Jack: So you love disease carrying vermin but you HATED MY DOG!
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This movie is underrated, badly
23 December 2005 | by GIZMO35_PFSee all my reviews

I'll starts by saying that this comedy is great, might be crude, but hey, this is my type of festive Christmas comedy for me. The characters remind me of the Simpsons, but flipped to be the Australian family from hell, with unusual antics which no normal family would encounter, ever!, especially how the dog gets torched by the Barbie, or the business with the chickens. I always liked Jack, as the mean grandpa, with a black heart against drugs and bugs, we know why we hates bugs (winking). Well, if you don't want to upset your Christmas pudding this Christmas, avoid this, but watch it AFTER Christmas pudding, you'll "crack" up with hysterics, it's like comparing Bad Santa but with a family situation and no security chief with a smarta** for a kid and, without the F word. This movie puts Australians back on our turf.

Rated M15+ for Aussies for Drugs, Sex, Violence and Language

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