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Crackerjack (2002)

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »

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Paul Moloney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mick Molloy ... Jack Simpson
Bill Hunter ... Stan Coombs
Frank Wilson ... Len Johnson
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ... Eileen
John Clarke ... Bernie Fowler
Lois Ramsey Lois Ramsey ... Gwen
Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson ... Dave Jackson
Judith Lucy ... Nancy Brown
Cliff Ellen Cliff Ellen ... Norm
Bob Hornery Bob Hornery ... Ron
Peter Aanensen Peter Aanensen ... Edgar
Esme Melville Esme Melville ... Mrs. Jenkins
John Flaus ... Cliff Carew
Lois Collinder Lois Collinder ... Joyce
Paul McCarthy Paul McCarthy ... Barry
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Storyline

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle where young meets old, greed meets good and people rise to the occasion in extraordinary circumstances. Written by Anonymous

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It's on for young and old

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Comedy

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

To epitimo melos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$222,246 (Australia), 1 November 2002, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Boggera Bowls Club is actually the Corowa Bowling Club in New South Wales; the largest bowls facility in the southern hemisphere. (There's actually no such suburb of Boggera in Melbourne.) See more »

Goofs

When the Cityside club are travelling by bus to Bogarra, all the people on the bus in the long-shots are clearly stand-ins and the seating arrangement is completely different to the close ups inside the bus. The seating arrangement also varies between the long-shots. See more »

Quotes

Jack Simpson: Watch where you're going you hat wearing fool! Where did you learn to drive? On horseback?
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Connections

Referenced in Big Brother: Friday Night Live - 50's Bowl-a-Rama (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Cigarettes Will Kill You
Performed by Ben Lee
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User Reviews

A cracker of a film...
11 November 2002 | by Loz8See all my reviews

Being dragged along to the cinema by my best friend, I was rather worried when she said "There's a new ozzie film called Crackerjack, wanna see? oh... come on... please"

I grimacingly acquiesced. The lead is played by Mick Molloy, well known to the Australian radio airwaves, and was actually pleasantly surprised.

The film had a lot more substance than one would think from the advertising, and the jokes were a great deal quicker, and more humourous than you would imagine.

The performances were brilliant, especially from the 'old folk' all Australian legends in their own rights, and I was actually touched by Mick Molloy's acting. Judith Lucy made her foray from stand-up comedy to acting successfully as well.

It was well worth the money, and I think I'll even borrow it when it comes out on video.


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