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Dick Down Under (1975)

The True Story of Eskimo Nell (original title)
The film's unlikely protagonist is a mild-mannered window peeper named Dead-Eye Dick (Max Gillies), who spies on a Mexican couple.

Director:

Richard Franklin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Gillies ... Deadeye Dick
Serge Lazareff Serge Lazareff ... Mexico Pete
Paul Vachon ... The Alaskan Kid
Jerry Thomas Jerry Thomas ... The Sprunker
Kurt Beimel Kurt Beimel ... Waldo the Great
Abigail ... Esmerelda
Kris McQuade ... Lil
Elli Maclure ... Ellie
Grahame Bond Grahame Bond ... Bogger
Max Fairchild ... Posthole Jack
Tony Bazell Tony Bazell ... Prof. Brayshaw (as Anthony Bazell)
Ernie Bourne Ernie Bourne ... Barman
Paddy Madden Paddy Madden ... The Real Eskimo Nell
Victoria Anoux Victoria Anoux ... The Dream Eskimo Nell
Elke Neidhart Elke Neidhart
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Storyline

The film's unlikely protagonist is a mild-mannered window peeper named Dead-Eye Dick (Max Gillies), who spies on a Mexican couple. The husband is very jealous and is about to discover that his wife has a lover when Dick rescues the lover, whose moniker is Mexico Pete (Serge Lazareff). The worldly Pete counsels the shy Dick on his problems approaching women. Dick claims that he is waiting for an Alaskan Eskimo named Nell. Pete and Dick decide to travel to Alaska to find this fantasy woman, and they have several wacky misadventures along the way. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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The bawdy saga of the most infamous wowser of all time

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Comedy | Western

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1975 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick Down Under See more »

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Budget:

AUD200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Because of the existence of two 'Eskimo Nell' movies made in 1975 (one English and one Australian), the Australian release of the British film Eskimo Nell (1975) was delayed until 1976 and retitled 'The Sexy Saga of Naughty Nell and Big Dick'. See more »

Alternate Versions

Following the initial release, director Richard Franklin edited the film down to 94 mins See more »

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Tedious, with a ridiculous attempt to rip off a great movie thrown in at the end
29 March 2016 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

"The True Story of Eskimo Nell" is a lame attempt at a buddy sex comedy in which you don't believe, or care, about the buddies, there is barely any sex (the 18+ rating is ridiculous), and you'll struggle to remember even one joke.

Worse, it is an attempt at a riff on "Midnight Cowboy", and in its most superficial and barely noticeable resemblance to that movie, is nevertheless an insult to it. Whereas "Cowboy" showed a believable male friendship that developed in a way that made it touching and real, "Eskimo Nell"'s attempt at shoehorning a Schlesinger-style ending to the picture is nothing but an insult. There is no development of the "friendship", the characters do nothing interesting, and you don't even believe the faux-touching moment at the end could happen in any reality. You sit there, thinking the movie couldn't get any worse, and then... wait a minute, is this dreck really trying to ape THAT film? It is so tacked on, you wonder why they even bothered.

The only nudity is flashes at the beginning and end of what feels like a long picture. There is, of course, no eroticism.


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