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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

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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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2001 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$466,648
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Still In Love With You
Written by Paul Hewson (of Dragon
Performed by Tully
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A mullet of a film
20 November 2001 | by SpleenSee all my reviews

Not bad as far as it goes, but it needs an ending. It's appalling how many Australian films are made without one. The worst recent offender that I know of is "Russian Doll", but it's only the most naked example - and its very nakedness, when it is set next to "Mullet", almost looks like a virtue. At least "Russian Doll" doesn't have a first-person narrator musing about how hard it is to find endings in real life, and how all endings are also beginnings, and so on, in an attempt to justify the failing.

Still, there's ALMOST an ending, and apart from that there's a fair enough story with interesting characters (more because of the cast than because of the script). I like David Caesar's rather desperate attempts to come up with fish metaphors for what's going on - and the wonder of it is, he succeeds. For the record, though, mullet, the fish, isn't so bad as all that. What little flavour it has isn't unpleasant. (You wouldn't want to have it by itself, that's all.) Worthwhile in a small way, certainly nothing to be despised. Like the film. Hey! Another fish metaphor.


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