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Take Away (2003)

Tony Stilano and Trev Spackneys both own, live over and work in adjoining take-away fish shops in Melbourne. Although they have fallen into a habitual rivalry based on a cause long ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Colosimo ... Tony Stilano
Stephen Curry ... Trev Spackneys
Rose Byrne ... Sonja Stilano
Nathan Phillips ... Dave
Matthew Dyktynski Matthew Dyktynski ... Burgies Manager
Tom Budge ... Tarquin
Brett Swain ... Ken
John Howard ... Burgies CEO
Dave O'Neil Dave O'Neil ... Mal the Butcher
Alethea McGrath Alethea McGrath ... Mrs. McLeod
Matthew Green Matthew Green ... Sean
Peter Rowsthorn Peter Rowsthorn ... Barry Burgie
Andrew Maj Andrew Maj ... Freddy Fry
Marita Wilcox Marita Wilcox ... Mrs. Williams
Ben Anderson ... Builder
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Tony Stilano and Trev Spackneys both own, live over and work in adjoining take-away fish shops in Melbourne. Although they have fallen into a habitual rivalry based on a cause long forgotten, the pair unite when the multinational fast-food outlet "Burgies" unveils a new store directly opposite the twin fish & chips shops. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Haláli halasok See more »

Filming Locations:

Alphington, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$581,655
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Trivia

The main star Vince Colosimo once owned a take away shop very similar to that in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film they refer to Trevor's shop as Trev's fish and chips. but the signs inside and outside say Trev's takeaway. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ken: Sen-bloody-sational!
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Just don't take it too seriously!
30 August 2004 | by the_insainiakSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. I thought it was good fun to watch, and just easy entertainment for a Friday night at the movies/DVD. The premise is easy to follow. Two Fish and Chip shop owners who hate eachother, find that they have to work out their differences to stop the construction of a Burgie's Burger's (An Hilarious spoof of Mcdonald's) right next door to their shops. The simple story includes hilarious jokes, a pretty enjoyable ending (most people complained about it, but I thought it was funny and unexpected), A bit of romance, Revenge, a traitor and much more. I have read bad reviews for this film, and I must say I found something in common. They were basically saying that it was unoriginal, stupid and had a predictable ending. Ok, well let me just say that most films these days are unoriginal, the comedy wasn't genius and I couldn't see that ending comming. So for once, just sit back, turn off your brain and settle down with some good old Australian Laughs! I recommend it mate!


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