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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ben Kinnear
Bob Franklin ... Mike Paddock
... Julie Bale
Alan Brough ... Northey
... Ted Pratt
... Doug Gillespie
... Pendlebury
... Wicks
... Premier Lionel Cray
... Eleanor Poulgrain
... Bartlett
Denis Moore ... Marcus Ridgeway
... Darcy
Chris Peters ... Rodney Poulgrain
Peter Rowsthorn ... Wacka
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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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24 July 2003 (Australia)  »

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Duros em Acção  »

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AUD 4,800,000 (estimated)

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$426,103 (Australia), 25 July 2003, Limited Release
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Peter Aanensen is playing "Arthur Ferris", the same character he played in the classic Aussie cop drama Bluey (1976). Ferris, who was Bluey Hills' superior in the third series, is here seen working as a security guard at Victoria's Parliament House. See more »

Quotes

Ted Pratt: In hospital you get to catch up on your reading.
[holds up newspapers]
Mike Paddock: Those three disasters have been taken completely out of context!
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Bartlett the Security Guard will return in the musical "Sealin' Off The Floor". See more »

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Featured in Over Easy: On Location with 'Bad Eggs' (2003) See more »

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Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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Bad Eggs taste good
28 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Mmm. 'Bad Eggs' taste good. I didn't reach for the jaffas til halfway through this satisfying story, when I took a breath and realised I was deeply in movie land, concerned for the safety of the main characters, letting the mood setting music lull me along, laughing til I snorted at all the jokes 'raising the eyebrow' at the standard movie cliches. A lifetime of movie watching (bought on by asthma maybe, or was it the other way around) as well as quality movie industry interviews while on radio, has certainly given Tony Martin the skills required to deliver a top view. Go and enjoy this Australian sense of humour and story telling from a deeply talented NZ born man, admirably supported by his TV experienced wife, setting a damned high bar for the local industry.


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