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Strange Bedfellows (2004)

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Two 'very straight' old timers have to learn how to pass as a loving gay couple after falsely claiming same-sex status to take advantage of newly legislated tax laws.

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Dean Murphy

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Sally Plant (idea), Dean Murphy (idea) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caton ... Ralph Williams
Alan Cassell Alan Cassell ... Stan Rogers
Andy Pappas Andy Pappas ... Post Van Driver
Paula Duncan ... Yvonne Philpot
Roy Billing ... Fred Coulson
Jamie Robertson Jamie Robertson ... Carbo
Kevin Dee ... Hughie
Paul Hogan ... Vince Hopgood
Stewart Faichney Stewart Faichney ... Sergeant Jack Jenkins
Simon Paton Simon Paton ... Red
Shane Withington ... Father Xavier Delaney
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ... Faith
Jenny Dale Jenny Dale ... Local Lady
Kestie Morassi ... Carla
Ashley Evans Ashley Evans ... Porn Site Boy
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Storyline

A struggling widower businessman finds a new tax loophole offered in Australia to same sex couples. Needing a tax break, he cajoles his best friend, also a widower, into filing papers indicating they are a gay couple living together and assuring him that the small town (population 652) they live in will never have a clue. However, their return letter from the government pops open and the town busybody soon has it spread all over town without the two men's knowledge. Meanwhile, the letter tells the men that a tax inspector will be coming to investigate their claim. The two decide they have to learn to act gay, so they get lessons from a local hair dresser and visit a gay nightclub in Sydney. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A laugh OUT loud comedy See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Bedfellows See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,481,387
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Production Co:

Instinct Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Caton would not appear in another film for 11 years. See more »

Quotes

Ralph Williams: Vince, you are not gay. I am not gay. This bloke is gonna be an expert on gayness!
[Sits down, head in his hands]
Ralph Williams: He's probably done a course on it.
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Yvonne did finally catch up with the mailman... ...it was love at first sight... ...they marry on Valentine's Day See more »

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Features The Last of the Knucklemen (1979) See more »

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Composed by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb
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Good fun
18 April 2004 | by ScapercatSee all my reviews

I saw this movie today at a pre-release charity screening. I went on the strength that it was a charity screening with all proceeds going to charity. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to actually see this movie but I'm really glad I did because it was a laugh a minute. I went with my sister and mother and they had a ball.

While Paul Hogan was the main lead in this movie kudos to Michael Caton as the friend who decides to help a mate with his tax problems by pretending to be his gay lover. Michael was truly great in his role. Paul Hogan also does a good job and I'm glad to see him in this wonderful role after having made quite a few flops.

The cinema was packed out at the screening and I heard plenty of laughter during the show. Do yourself a favour and go see this little gem. It's definitely worth the ticket price.


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