This hilarious mockumentary film follows the numerous misadventures of a porta-john worker through both his personal and professional life, including an oddly glamorous excursion to the Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville, TN.

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Clayton Jacobson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Jacobson ... Kenny Smyth
Travis Golland Travis Golland ... Pumper 1
Chris Davis Chris Davis ... Pat
Alf Scerri Alf Scerri ... Alf
Hayley Preusker Hayley Preusker ... Hayley
Saxon Fuller Saxon Fuller ... Pumper 2
Thomas Uerata Thomas Uerata ... Pumper 3
Kevin 'The Captain' Roy Ogston Kevin 'The Captain' Roy Ogston ... Pumper 4
Glenn Preusker Glenn Preusker ... Glenn
Kevin Roy Kevin Roy ... Pumper 5
Craig Carter Craig Carter ... Radio DJ (voice)
Pete Smith ... Radio DJ (voice) (as Peter Smith)
Adrian Atkinson Adrian Atkinson ... Air Show Manager
Mark Robertson Mark Robertson ... Robbo
Kevin 'Matey' Lee Ogston Kevin 'Matey' Lee Ogston ... Pumper 6
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From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful 'Splashdown' crew. Follow Kenny as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, culminating in a pilgrimage to that Mecca of waste management, the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville Tennessee - or as Kenny affectionately calls it, "Poo HQ". With fly-on-the-wall honesty and wit, 'KENNY' lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity. "It takes a certain kind of person to do what I do... No-one's ever impressed; no-one's ever fascinated... If you're a fireman, all the kids will want to jump on the back of the truck and follow you to a fire. There's going to be no kids willing to do that with me. So, I don't do it to ... Written by Anonymous

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He's number one with your number two. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude content, language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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The actors Ronald Jacobson, Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson and Jesse Jacobson are all related in real life and are respectively father, son, son, and grandson. See more »

Goofs

Kenny and son are traveling to the Ocean Grove caravan park where his father lives. On entering the park the camera is focused on the back of Kenny and his son walking toward Kenny's father's cabin, you can see the right-strap of Kenny's overalls 'inside-out' and twisted. As they get closer to the cabin and the front door you see the right strap of Kenny's overalls 'neat' as it should be, however upon leaving his Father's cabin the right strap returns to it's 'inside-out' & twisted position. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: [advice on getting married] Cut out the middle man; find someone you hate and buy them a house.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits the words "The End" are suddenly replaced by "The ARSE End" See more »

Connections

Spin-off Kenny's World (2008) See more »

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Kenny
10 December 2008 | by dvalley1See all my reviews

Kenny was a pleasant surprise at the video store. At first,I thought it was a real documentary. Later, a few scenes were a bit obvious, but the overall look and fell of it was real. The lead as Kenny, was so believable as this character. The Aussie sense of humor has always been hilarious. When you realize that what one person views as sick, another views as a profession, it tells you just about the limit of our own perspectives. The people who do this kind of work are the independent people who function beyond what we view as respectable. But it is these type of people, the ones who take care of all our basic animal functions, that allow us to operate at the next level. Just imagine what it would be like to have to dispose of all our waste. No thanks!! I actually know someone who does this for a living, although not at Kenny's level! Just like what Kenny says in the film, There will always be a need for this type of thing. What is also funny is just regular situations, like the fish-out-of-water in Nashville who has a child-like fascination for the cutting edge of his craft, not unlike the computer enthusiast at Comdex(this was kind of a Comdex for the crap industry!). Also, most Aussie would be welcome and fit in perfect in Tennessee, which is a state with a healthy respect for this type of man. Overall, I thought this was hilarious, just the way it was written and the natural flow of the events in the film. Average people who just show up for work and do their jobs are not represented nearly enough in film. All we usually get is Beauties and Freaks. The extremes which are not really representative of most. Kenny is everyman, really.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,857, 22 June 2008

Gross USA:

$69,220

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,732,051
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Thunderbox Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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