An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

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Stuart McDonald

Writer:

Peter Ivan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Jacobson ... Swampy Marsh
Sarah Snook ... Emily Marsh
Alan Tudyk ... Bradley Slater
Coco Jack Gillies ... Olivia Marsh
Richard Davies ... Jack Jones
Deborah Mailman ... Mayor Lake / Narrator
Kai Kai ... Oddball
Tegan Higginbotham ... Zoe
Meeko ... Missy
Chip Chip ... Pocket
Dave Lawson ... Sergeant Gosch
Edith Edith ... Pocket's Girlfriend
Stinky Stinky ... Fox
Frank Woodley ... Dog Catcher
Terry Camilleri ... Judge Burns
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Storyline

The true story about an eccentric chicken farmer (Shane Jacobson) who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process tries to reunite his family and save their seaside town. Written by Roadshow Films

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Based on an incredible true story. See more »

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Adventure | Family

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Trivia

Oddball was talked about during an episode of the Australian reality TV series Bondi Vet. In Season 7 episode 11 the main dog star Missy had eaten something that morning that made her ill. She was given medicine to stop her vomiting and diarrhea. She was fine afterwards. Also in that same episode the vet also observed the penguins in action. See more »

Goofs

When Swampy goes to Bradley's house to find out what happened to Oddball, there is a strange horizontal light flash when Swampy gets out of the truck. The same horizontal light flash occurs when Swampy is getting into the truck. Perhaps this light flash is due to a light screen or something the crew is doing. See more »

Quotes

Swampy Marsh: You want the biscuit, you gotta risk it.
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Alternate Versions

The Region 1 DVD slows down the film's audio pitch at 4%. See more »

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Largo Al Factotum
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Michael Charles Clark
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Entertaining family fare
2 May 2017 | by faaus72See all my reviews

Oddball is, if a bit formulaic, well done and rewarding.

The intertwined elements of family-love, nature's treasures and a heartwarming dog combine for our pleasure.

The location of the story is one of magical beauty.

The characters are well-drawn and believable.

The fact that it's based on a true story makes it even more special.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Oddball See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,089,011
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2.35 : 1
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