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We're Here to Help (2007)

A Kafkaesque comedy based on the true story of one man's David-and-Goliath battle with the biggest bureaucracy of all - the tax department. He wins, they lose!


Jonothan Cullinane
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Thomson ... Dave Henderson
Miriama Smith ... Kath Harper
Cameron Ramsay-Gibbons Cameron Ramsay-Gibbons ... Michael Harper
Will Wallace ... Phil McRae
John Clarke John Clarke ... Jack Beckett
Georgina Monro Georgina Monro ... IRD Receptionist
Jason Hoyte ... Steve Arnett
Emma Aubin Emma Aubin ... Tracey
Minnie Baragwanath Minnie Baragwanath ... Robyn
John Leigh ... Lesley Costello
Stephen Papps Stephen Papps ... Doug Johnson
Paul Burns Paul Burns ... IRD Man
Gil Pollock Gil Pollock ... IRD Man
Jeff Whiting Jeff Whiting ... Ralph White
Ross Stokes Ross Stokes ... Rugby Parent
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A Kafkaesque comedy based on the true story of one man's David-and-Goliath battle with the biggest bureaucracy of all - the tax department. He wins, they lose!

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Easy to forget it's real life
22 October 2009 | by selffamilySee all my reviews

This was a well made film, good acting, well edited, and if it did take a dive at the box office, then more fool the general public. It's a story that deserves to be told, and should be - perhaps it should be shown at high schools, only I suppose kids wouldn't have the concentration span. It is a bit wearying and hard going at times - but you do get the feeling of the long and arduous battle that Henderson went through to survive. The stamina of the man! I'm not a Hyde fan but if he did the job, then good for him. Loved the guy playing him, he had obviously studied his mannerisms. My only wish was that we could have taken the story to the part where he bought the building. It's a hard won battle, and easy to forget that this did happen, (or near as dammit)and that we should not let faceless bureaucrats bully us.

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