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Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995)

Tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life a bushman demonstrates the true Aussie spirit and decides to run for parliament.

Director:

George Whaley

Writers:

Geoffrey Atherden (additional material), Steele Rudd (plays) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo McKern ... Dad Rudd
Joan Sutherland Joan Sutherland ... Mother Rudd
Geoffrey Rush ... Dave Rudd
Ray Barrett ... Dwyer
Barry Otto ... J.P.Riley
Nicholas Eadie Nicholas Eadie ... Cyril Riley
Noah Taylor ... Joe
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ... Cranky Jack
Essie Davis ... Kate
Celia Ireland ... Sarah
David Field ... Dan
Murray Bartlett ... Sandy Tayler
Pat Bishop Pat Bishop ... Maude White
Cathy Campbell Cathy Campbell ... Lily White
John Gaden John Gaden ... Rev McFarlane
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Tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life a bushman demonstrates the true Aussie spirit and decides to run for parliament.

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Cripes! Just what this country needs... a bloody good laugh!

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1995 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

On Our Selection See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Internationally renown opera star, Dame Joan Sutherland was asked to play the part of Mum Rudd. She did a very convincing job of playing the bush toughened matriarch. Leo McKern had spent many years in Great Britain and was famous for his role in the TV series, Rumpole of the Bailey, where he played a rough and ready English barrister. Fortunately, the Australian born actor, soon let loose with the typical Aussie accent and slang required for his part as Dad Rudd. McKern's gruff style and portly figure suited the part perfectly. See more »

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Remake of On Our Selection (1920) See more »

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this is truly and aussie classic!
17 April 2002 | by excaltationSee all my reviews

Great movie defiantly worth seeing more than once. I think you have to watch it with your tongue in your cheek but that Doesn't mean it isn't a movie with soul, it is. But it is essentially a

Comedy and is very much a Australian humour


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