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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 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

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

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flammable Children See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce were in neighbours together playing Charlene Mitchell/Robinson and Mike Young. See more »

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References Ben-Hur (1959) 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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Can't believe how bad it was!
20 November 2018 | by kjstevenson-95610See all my reviews

A movie that looks back at life in the 1970's at an Australian beach side town! Sound like it could be a fun film? Unfortunately a good concept is totally wasted in this mess of a movie. The parents characters are played with a bad case of over acting, and the children are portrayed as mostly dimwits. The story bounces around with no direction or real purpose. The scene where the two sets of parents arrange their 14 year old kids date night is disgusting. I grew up in the 1970's and feel really let down by this poorly constructed movie.


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