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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 overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Keith Hall
Kylie Minogue ... Kaye Hall
Radha Mitchell ... Jo Jones
Julian McMahon ... Rick Jones
Asher Keddie ... Gale Marsh
Jeremy Sims Jeremy Sims ... Bob Marsh
Atticus Robb ... Jeff Marsh / Bob and Gale's son
Darcey Wilson Darcey Wilson ... Melly
Jack Thompson ... Mayor
Oscar Bailey ... Young Jeff Marsh / Bob and Gale's son
Hunter Stratton Boland ... Kid #1
Scott Arderne Scott Arderne ... Kid #2
Travis Corbett Travis Corbett ... Kid #3
Oliver Bailey Oliver Bailey ... School Kid
Orlando Bailey Orlando Bailey ... Beach Kid
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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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Staying alive was harder than you think. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2018 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Flammable Children See more »

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Julian McMahon was once married to Kylie Minogue's younger sister, Dannii Minogue. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Splendor in the Grass (1961) 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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Loved this movie more than I thought I would.
28 January 2018 | by rspc-78297See all my reviews

Simple yet brilliant accurate depiction of parenting/childhood during the 1970s. Any naysayers clearly were not brought up in this era. Wonderful fun, yet heartbreakly desperate teenage characters ground what could have been just a fluff piece. I could place every one of those characters into someone I knew from that era. The child actors were excellent. Hope to see a great deal more featuring Atticus Robb.


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