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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

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Bruce Beresford
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Crocker ... Barry McKenzie
Barry Humphries ... Aunt Edna Everage / Hoot / Dr DeLamphrey
Spike Milligan ... Landlord
Peter Cook ... Dominic
Paul Bertram Paul Bertram ... Curly
Dennis Price ... Mr. Gort
Avice Landone ... Mrs. Gort
Mary Ann Severne Mary Ann Severne ... Lesley
Jenny Tomasin ... Sarah Gort
Dick Bentley ... Detective
Julie Covington Julie Covington ... Blanche
Judith Furse ... Claude
Christopher Malcolm ... Sean
Maria O'Brien Maria O'Brien ... Caroline Thighs
Margo Lloyd Margo Lloyd ... Mrs. McKenzie
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Storyline

Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

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A bogan abroad. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1972 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Barry McKenzie kalandjai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Longford Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »

Goofs

In Caroline Thigh's flat Barry empties the curried chicken and prawn aphrodisiac down his boxers, staining his t-shirt. When he is thrown out of her flat the t-shirt is clean. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Edna Everage: You're going to break a few hearts tonight. Just let your Auntie whisk off your cradle-cap, and pick out those little custard corners.
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Crazy Credits

'Based on the "Barry McKenzie" comic strip written by Barry Humphries with drawings by Nicholas Garland, as published in "Private "Eye" from an idea by Peter Cook.' See more »

Connections

References Steptoe and Son (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Ben Jonson, tune thought to be traditional
Played by the band at the Young Conservatives function
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I must have grown up
4 August 2004 | by Tony-166See all my reviews

I saw this at the flicks when it was first shown in the UK. I think I was about 16 - I recall thinking that it was totally hilarious, but seeing it recently on TV just made me squirm with embarrassment. I suppose seeing people "chunder" and hearing adults swear a bit must have seemed a bit special. Spike Milligan was funny as the landlord and Dennis Price was a good sport to send his "class" up. Dumb, devoid of any real intelligence and juvenile. That goes for me and the film ;-) I will now waffle a bit to fill up the required 10 lines of review. What happened to the Aussie film scene ? You guys threatened to take over the world at one point.


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