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Swinging Safari (2018)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 June 2019 (USA)
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A teenager comes of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

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Stephan Elliott

Writer:

Stephan Elliott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Keith Hall
Kylie Minogue ... Kaye Hall
Jesse Denyer Jesse Denyer ... Gerome Hall
Kotan Jacob ... Andrew Hall (as Jacob Kotan)
Alex Kotan Alex Kotan ... Damian Hall
Chelsea Jamieson Chelsea Jamieson ... Liz Hall
Ava Taylor ... Keira Hall
Radha Mitchell ... Jo Jones
Julian McMahon ... Rick Jones
Darcey Wilson Darcey Wilson ... Melly Jones
Ethan Robinson ... Liam Jones
James Calder James Calder ... Cal Jones
Asher Keddie ... Gale Marsh
Jeremy Sims ... Bob Marsh
Atticus Robb ... Jeff Marsh
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Storyline

Australia, 1975. The beach suburb of Nobbys Beach is a place that revolves around surf mats, baby oil, boxed wine and the new miracle of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 14 year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl-next-door Melly. When the beach town suddenly hits the spotlight after the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore, Jeff and Melly think it's the biggest thing that ever happened in their lives. Meanwhile, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution that has also washed up on Australia's beaches. And just like the decaying whale, it's all about to go spectacularly wrong.

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A comedy about the moments we never forget, but wish we could. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some underage drinking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original title, "Flammable Children", was a sticking point with the film's backers who were worried it would be perceived as a horror film. However writer/director, Stephan Elliott, stuck to his guns on the matter. The film was on it's final stages (with even a title card) when the Grenfell Tower fire happened in the UK tragically taking the lives of many children, Elliot relented and the title was changed for most territories although some countries still retain the original title. See more »

Goofs

Many background actors wore clothing which were modern day brands and styles not available in the period the film was set. Several actors showed underwear with the distinctive, modern day 'bonds' branded waistband. This style was not around in the 1970's. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Written by Harold Stott and Giuseppe Cassia
Performed by Kylie Minogue
Produced by Marius De Vries and Stephan Elliott
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Haters gonna hate but this movie is GREAT!
1 October 2018 | by scottjmcaseySee all my reviews

I think everyone else here saw a different movie! I thought it was a great film. I mean it's no Puberty Blues but it was a silly light hearted comedy.


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Official Sites:

Becker Film Group

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swinging Safari See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,236,408
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2.35 : 1
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