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Swinging Safari (2018)

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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 ... 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 ... Cal Jones
Asher Keddie ... Gale Marsh
Jeremy Sims 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 »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Becker Film Group | See Pictures

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2018 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Flammable Children See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Julian McMahon is the son of the former Australian Prime Minister, Sir William McMahon. See more »

Connections

References Number 96 (1972) See more »

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You're Moving Out Today
Written by Carole Bayer Sager, Bette Midler and Bruce Roberts
Performed by Carole Bayer Sager
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Just awful
29 April 2018 | by hardgroove2001See all my reviews

I don't tend to write many movie reviews, but I felt compelled to write one for this movie to warn people of how terrible it is. So much great Australian talent is wasted on this film. There are no characters you can actually warm to. But if you're a fan of animal cruelty, bratty kids, irresponsible parents, underdeveloped characters, unfocused storylines and over-the-top stereotypes, this is the film for you. Otherwise, avoid. What a waste of precious grant money that could have gone to a better movie.


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