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Mullet (2001)

A dark-sheep type of man returns to his hometown after a prolonged absence. While he's been gone ludicrous rumours have spread about his whereabouts. Is he a big footy player or is he a ... See full summary »

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David Caesar

Writer:

David Caesar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Mendelsohn ... Eddie 'Mullet' Maloney
Susie Porter ... Tully
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Peter Maloney
Belinda McClory ... Kay
Tony Barry ... Col Maloney
Kris McQuade ... Gwen Maloney
Peta Brady Peta Brady ... Robbie Maloney
Wayne Blair ... James
Paul Kelman Paul Kelman ... Gary
Steve Le Marquand ... Jones
Aaron Blabey Aaron Blabey ... Terry
Jim Webb Jim Webb ... Big Bloke
Nash Edgerton ... Winger
Bryan Brown ... Publican (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caz Adams Caz Adams ... Radio / TV Advertisements (voice)
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A dark-sheep type of man returns to his hometown after a prolonged absence. While he's been gone ludicrous rumours have spread about his whereabouts. Is he a big footy player or is he a film star. Turns out he's still the same lovable but not likable sort of fellow he was when he left. He wants his old girlfriend back even though she is married to his brother now and is pregnant. For money he nets in mullets (hence his nickname, Mullet) but no'one wants to buy them. People begin to get sick of him being back again and become hostile, telling him to leave again. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2001 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Caesar wrote the role of Mullet with Ben Mendelsohn in mind, but thought he was too young for the role. By the time he found funding, Mendelsohn was the ideal age for the role of Mullet. Mendelsohn had participated in most of the staged readings of the script, but always played another role. See more »

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Hang my Head
Written and Performed by Lisa Miller
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Fabulous
30 June 2001 | by simon.sharwoodSee all my reviews

Mullet is a wonderful piece of Australian cinema.

It almost perfectly captures laconic Australian humour, as its characters try to figure out how to live with each other, even if they're not always easy to deal with.

Great performances from all involved, and good laughs along the way.

Destined to become a minor classic.


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