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Oddball (2015)

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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.

Director:

Stuart McDonald

Writer:

Peter Ivan
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6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Meeko ... Missy
Chip Chip ... Pocket
Dave Lawson Dave Lawson ... Sergeant Gosch
Edith Edith ... Pocket's Girlfriend
Stinky Stinky ... Fox
Frank Woodley 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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Every underdog has his day.

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Adventure | Family

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Oddball and the Penguins See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Oddball was partly filmed in Warrnambool, Victoria. See more »

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Oddball is pursued in town by the 'Dog Patrol' officer. Australian councils employ Rangers to control animals - roaming dogs, wandering stock, feral cats, etc. - not 'Dog Patrols'. See more »

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Largo Al Factotum
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Michael Charles Clark
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Great family film based on real events
19 September 2016 | by chrislythgoe777See all my reviews

Oddball, is a great family film that really is engaging because of the true nature of the events. The cinematography is wonderful and bright, the actors are believable and the film combines small elements of conflict with comedy that pulls the film onward seamlessly. Dogs, penguins and lighthouses are always a winning combination and somewhat unique. This film is much more than just one neatly defined genre. It is a documentary, drama, comedy, action, suspense all rolled into one. I had the pleasure of speaking with the producer after a screening and what sets this film apart from many is the sheer level of dedication in regards to time and overcoming weather challenges to bring this film to the public eye and it is indeed a treasure that will leave you wanting to learn more and perhaps even become an advocate.


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