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Kenny (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 July 2008 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Clayton Jacobson
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Cast

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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A knight in shining overalls

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кенни See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$276,742 (Australia), 18 August 2006, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Thunderbox Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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: There's another classic example of someone having a two inch arsehole and us having installed only one inch piping.
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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 »

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Featured in 20 to 1: Funny Films (2007) See more »

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Perfect.
11 October 2006 | by fabfam3See all my reviews

I first saw 'Kenny' simply to kill time. The idea of it just didn't appeal to me. A bloke who cleans toilets? I've seen diseases that sounded more entertaining.

And yet I have never killed better time in my life. IMDb users throw the term around frequently, so it may not mean much but i honestly consider this the greatest movie ever filmed. Film companies worldwide have spent millions in attempts to convey a soul. A genuine person, on celluloid. They invariably fail, and you are left with a movie about a man. 'Kenny' is not a movie about a man. As you watch it you feel an indescribable connection with Kenny, as a friend or even a hero. He is real, as if you are not watching him but living through him.

You find yourself jumping in your seat at his successes. You clap and cheer as you laugh at his jokes. Your heart sinks with his pain.

Whereas in any other film you would feel embarrassed roaring with laughter in a movie theatre, while watching Kenny the entire cinema roars with you. I can find no "technical" explanation for what is so good about 'Kenny'. The camera-work could have been achieved by a toddler with a camcorder. There are no special effects. Unfortunately it is simply impossible to explain the factor that makes this movie so good. Did he save the world and thrill us?. Did he become entangled in some dramatic survival situation, madman's plot, or forbidden love?. No, he does nothing special, and so you connect with him. Kenny could be the bloke you are sitting next to. The guy you bump into on the street, or the guy you used to tease in school. Maybe at heart you are him...

Im droning on so ill finish briefly; the words do not exist to convey the brilliance of this movie but hopefully it will suffice to say that, although no one was actually there to receive our applause, the cinema gave a standing ovation after the film, and anyone who can see this movie and not fall in love with it defies my understanding.


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