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We Can Be Heroes 

A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

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Chris Lilley
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Chris Lilley ...  Daniel Sims / ... 6 episodes, 2005
Jennifer Byrne ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2005
Mick Graham Mick Graham ...  Terry 6 episodes, 2005
Chung Jade Koh Chung Jade Koh ...  Chun 6 episodes, 2005
Maria Angelico ...  Mel 6 episodes, 2005
Emma Clapham Emma Clapham ...  Brianna 6 episodes, 2005
Adrienne Couper Smith ...  Emma 6 episodes, 2005
Deborah Jones ...  Kerry 6 episodes, 2005
Taylor Potter Taylor Potter ...  Tyson 6 episodes, 2005
Tracey Mathers Tracey Mathers ...  Shelly / ... 6 episodes, 2005
Woody Miles ...  Jordan 6 episodes, 2005
Frieda McKenna Frieda McKenna ...  Frieda 5 episodes, 2005
Carol Chong Carol Chong ...  Carol 5 episodes, 2005
Ferdinand Hoang ...  Mr Wong 5 episodes, 2005
Pixie Jones Pixie Jones ...  Tracey 3 episodes, 2005
Nyathan Hoth Mai Nyathan Hoth Mai ...  Sonali 3 episodes, 2005
Jhyll Teplin Jhyll Teplin ...  Mrs. King 3 episodes, 2005
Lise Rodgers ...  Mrs Welham 3 episodes, 2005
Steven Abdilla Steven Abdilla ...  Stevie J 3 episodes, 2005
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A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

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Official Sites:

ABC [Australia]

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2005 (Australia) See more »

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The Nominees See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Color
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Trivia

To film the twin characters of Daniel & Nathan, a body double was used for distance shots and blue-screen was used for the close-up shots where both characters were facing camera. See more »

Quotes

Sonali: I'm sorry you lose.
Ja'mie King: You don't have to be a sarcastic bitch about it.
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I wrote youse a poem
10 May 2006 | by puckstopperSee all my reviews

W wicked comedy!

E excellent!

C cracked me up!

A masterpiece!

N not like all the other crap on telly!

B bloody good!

E even better than Kath & Kim!

H hilarious!

E excruciating!

R really, really funny!

O oughta win lots of awards!

E ended too soon!

S sublime!

Run, don't walk to the video store and get your hands on this remarkable comedy! Chris Lilley's "mockumentary" about five people who have been nominated for the award of Australian of the Year, is one of the best comedy shows ever written... and not just in Australia either. Lilley creates characters and situations that are extreme and then underplays them wonderfully. The five nominees are fictional and larger than life... but only just. We all know people like them and some of their actions hit very close to home. We Can Be Heroes is side-splittingly funny but has some wonderful moments of pathos....... such as Pat's fight with cancer, Nathan's poem to his brother and Ricky's relationship with his dad. Don't miss this one!


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