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Backyard Ashes (2013)

Dougie Waters loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. But his paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour Norm is forced to leave town... See full summary »

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Mark Grentell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Dougie Waters
Rebecca Massey ... Lilly Waters
Maddison Smith-Catlin Maddison Smith-Catlin ... Kerrie Waters
Jake Speer Jake Speer ... Glen 'Pigeon' Waters
Felix Williamson ... Edward Lords
Norah George ... Grace Lords
Stephen Holt Stephen Holt ... Norm
Genelle Mullins Genelle Mullins ... Denise
John Wood ... Merv
Damian Callinan ... Spock
Waseem Khan ... Bin
Shingo Usami ... Taka
Jamie Way Jamie Way ... Shep
Zenia Starr ... Nehru
Lex Marinos Lex Marinos ... Mac
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Dougie Waters loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. But his paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour Norm is forced to leave town and their new boss, a pompous English administrator called Edward Lords, moves in. The animosity between the two men peaks during one fateful backyard cricket match when Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edward's prize winning cat, Dexter. The cat falls into the roaring BBQ and is instantly incinerated, leaving only ashes. Dougie's son captures footage of the unfortunate event on camera and it is uploaded onto YouTube where the video instantly goes viral! The idea of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping the ashes of Edward's deceased cat, Dexter. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket ever for the Backyard Ashes. Written by Mark Grentell & Peter Cox

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2013 (Australia) See more »

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AUD 300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Spock calls Bin's bowling delivery a 'no ball' (an illegal delivery) and refers to Bin as "Murali". Murali Muralitharan was a Sri Lankan bowler whose bowling action was deemed questionable on two occasions. Despite this, he went to become the highest wicket-taker in Test Cricket. See more »

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The songs, "Two Can Play" and "Summer of '81", appear in the credits twice. See more »

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Edward Lords: And no matter what a mate may do, a mate can do no wrong
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The initial credits show cartoon images of the main characters, before reverting to a more usual scrolling list. See more »

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References The Castle (1997) See more »

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God Save the Queen
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Pretty awful (the bits I saw).
29 March 2014 | by EquivocoSee all my reviews

This movie was a first for me - the first movie that I have ever left (or even contemplated leaving) half way through. It was dull and unfunny, but worst of all it was clichéd. Despite some appealing performances (particularly from the women, who had very little to do) the overall effect was dispiriting. The "all bosses are bastards" concept was laid on thickly, and the upper class Englishman stereotype was offensive and could probably be viewed as racist. (The supporting "ethnic" roles were also in questionable taste.) There was a lack of logic and consistency in the set-up - for example, the English boss was a skinflint who bought a house because it was cheap but drives an expensive car. After smiling once, laughing never and gritting my teeth constantly, I left about the half way mark. Even though this is a short movie it wasn't worth wasting any more of my time on. I take no pleasure in criticising what is obviously a low budget movie, but I took even less pleasure in watching it.


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