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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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Storyline

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

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

_Kenny (2006)_ is quite unusual in that almost all of the events, companies and products referenced in the film are actually real. Kenny's company Splashdown is a preexisting business that inspired creation of the film, and cooperated in its production. In scenes involving a boxing club, not only is the club real, but so too is the sponsor on the boxers' shirts and the background signage. Likewise, the airshow and race meet are actual events, and the track does really have its own chapel. The Pumper and Cleaner Environmental Expo International exists just as shown, and the magazines, companies, and products shown at the show weren't creations for the film. Even the locations and the distances between them are, for the most part, as represented. 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: I'd love to be able to say "I plumb toilets" and have someone say "Now that is something I've always wanted to do".
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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

Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.32 (2016) See more »

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Brilliant warm and funny comedy / drama
28 July 2006 | by pardenSee all my reviews

At last a simple Ozzie film like The Castle. Shane Jacobsen the star and a writer delivers a portrayal of a humble man with warmth and integrity. He supplies and maintains portable toilets to all types of functions. He does his job with pride and dignity. He talks to the audience while going about his daily chores. In many comedies I crack a smile. In this one a laughed out loud. I loved him.

The film was made with a very modest budget and shows what is wrong with many of the current Hollywood fare. You don't make good films with a lot of money. You make them with good scripts and talented actors etc.


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