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The Merger (2018)

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Troy Carrington, a former professional football player returns to his country town after an abrupt end to his sporting career and is persuaded to coach the hapless local footy team, the Roosters.

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Mark Grentell

Writer:

Damian Callinan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Callinan ... Troy Carrington
Kate Mulvany ... Angie Barlow
John Howard ... Bull Barlow
Fayssal Bazzi ... Sayyid
Rafferty Grierson ... Neil Barlow
Josh McConville ... Snapper
Nick Cody ... Goober
Penny Cook ... Fran Barlow
Angus McLaren ... Carpet Burn
Sahil Saluja Sahil Saluja ... Suresh
Harry Tseng Harry Tseng ... Tou Pou
Ben Knight ... Harpo
Stephen Hunter ... Neville
Aaron Gocs Aaron Gocs ... Porterhouse
Zenia Starr ... Navina
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Troy Carrington, a former professional football player returns to his country town after an abrupt end to his sporting career and is persuaded to coach the hapless local footy team, the Roosters.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

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30 August 2018 (Australia) See more »

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The Third time John Howard has starred in an Afl Themed movie\film , he started his career in the praised breakthrough role in The Club about an up and coming AFL\VFL player. See more »

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Neil Barlow: What's a 'merger'?
Goober: Oh it's when one shit team joins up with another shit team to make a slightly less shit team.
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A wonderful surprise packet
25 January 2019 | by sheepgrazingSee all my reviews

Well what an amazing little packet of joy this Aussie movie was. We had been waiting to see it for a little while, but were a little hesitant due to not being AFL fans or followers. There are lots of great laugh out loud moments with great Aussie humour....and sad to say that you don't realise how bigoted you actually are/have been with some things. Yes there are a few 'corny' moments, but hey, it's a comedy about footy for goodness sake......at least it's not like the idiot American toilet humour that they put on TV/cinema now days. The young child actor Rafferty Grierson does a superb job as Neil Barlow. There are even a couple of tearful moments in this one. I would give this little gem a 10....but hubby is a hard marker...so we compromised on a 9 Do yourself a favour and watch this one.


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