Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancée and the ... See full summary »

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Matthew Newton

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Matthew Newton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewen Leslie ... Sam Fisher
Toby Schmitz ... Dean Leiberman
Matthew Newton ... Harry McCabe
Tina Bursill ... Candy
Brendan Cowell ... Glenn
Alex Dimitriades ... Tony
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Warren
Marcus Graham ... John
Jody Kennedy Jody Kennedy ... Esther
Eloise Mignon Eloise Mignon ... Grace
Pia Miranda ... Sally
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Kathy
Barry Otto ... Fred
Gracie Otto ... Emma
Sophie Scarf Sophie Scarf ... Kristy
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Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancée and the future in-laws to meet, and Harry just loves playing cards. Throughout the night the boys lose each other, find themselves, and along the way discover courage, friendship and redemption. Written by Anon

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In the opening scene in the hotel, Mathew Newton is wearing epaulettes showing two and a half rings - the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Later when outside his jacket has one ring, the rank of Sub Lieutenant. See more »

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References Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971) See more »

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Don't Hold back
Written by David Greene (as Greene), Ilan Kidron (as Kieron), Littlemore and Jonny Murphy (as Murphy)
Performed by The Potbelleez
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Excellent Australian dialogue-driven film
23 February 2009 | by Sin CollinsSee all my reviews

Saw this at the Dublin film festival. The set-up is basically this: 3 navy guys are given shore-leave and what we are presented with is a drama through one night where we see their (mis)adventures as they wander the streets and bars in search of a good time. Except there's a bit more to it than that....details of an incident aboard their ship is slowly revealed throughout the film and is weaved beautifully into this premise. Its the sort of thing which would also work as a play, but I've always liked filmed plays like Glengarry Glen Ross anyway. Thats not to say that this isn't an original work (I'm pretty sure this is an original screenplay and all the more impressive for it). There is also the (in)famous Australian sense of humour at play in this film. For me this is an unquestionably positive ingredient in this work but I found that at my screening of the film most people weren't laughing at the same time as me. Either... 1: I was out of touch with the film's sensibility completely or....2: It was one these audiences which failed to click with the whole thrust of the movie. I am convinced it was the latter.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Τρία τυφλά ποντίκια See more »

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1.85 : 1
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