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Bad Eggs (2003)

Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are two undercover detectives with way too much publicity.

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Tony Martin

Writer:

Tony Martin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mick Molloy ... Ben Kinnear
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Mike Paddock
Judith Lucy ... Julie Bale
Alan Brough Alan Brough ... Northey
Bill Hunter ... Ted Pratt
Marshall Napier ... Doug Gillespie
Steven Vidler ... Pendlebury
Nicholas Bell ... Wicks
Shaun Micallef ... Premier Lionel Cray
Robyn Nevin ... Eleanor Poulgrain
Brett Swain ... Bartlett
Denis Moore Denis Moore ... Marcus Ridgeway
Pete Smith ... Darcy
Chris Peters Chris Peters ... Rodney Poulgrain
Peter Rowsthorn Peter Rowsthorn ... Wacka
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Storyline

Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are detectives with the Melbourne Police force's elite Zero Tolerance Unit. When a freak accident involving a dead magistrate lands them on the front page of the local paper, Ben and Mike are busted down to uniformed duties. But when Ben discovers a strange link between the accident and the business affairs of a shady casino boss he and Mike have been investigating, the pair decide they can no longer turn a blind eye to the corruption rife amongst their own colleagues. Written by David Helvellin

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Someone's on the shonk. See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Duros em Acção See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$426,103 (Australia), 25 July 2003, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene following the destruction of Mike's house when he is furious was filmed during the night when a World Cup football match was being played. The fury in Bob Franklin's performance was 100% genuine because he was annoyed about missing the match. See more »

Quotes

Mike Paddock: You saved our arses back there Northey. Where'd you get the shooter?
Northey: Oh, it's my father's.
Mike Paddock: Aren't they illegal now?
Northey: It's for sporting purposes.
Mike Paddock: Right. And tell me again, which sport is it that uses a semi-automatic weapon?
Northey: Golf. He's a very aggressive golfer.
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Crazy Credits

Mr Northey dressed by Big 'n' Beige. See more »

Connections

References Blue Murder (1995) See more »

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Where or When
Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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no more spoofs
3 January 2005 | by the_crockSee all my reviews

There have been many movies made that are unintelligent spoofs of other movies. Luckily a large portion of these go straight to DVD these days, but every now and then one slips through the crack and I end up watching it. I'm always disappointed. They are littered with obvious jokes, and often look like they were ghost written by Fran Drescher. Even though I am a huge fan of Tony Martin, I was just a little sceptical that his movie wasn't just to be a cheap spoof of old Aussie cop movies. After ten minutes I knew I was onto a winner and that this movie was able to make me laugh without resorting to cheap "skit show" type humour. This movie didn't go great in the cinema, but hopefully someone gives Tony Martin a big pile of cash to make another movie. It would be a shame for Australian cinema if he didn't make another movie. Tony Martin may not be a cinematic visionary, but he knows movies and comedies, that's more than I can say for most directors. I enjoyed this movie, and it was great to not see jokes coming. Long live bad eggs.


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