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Bad Eggs (2003)

Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are two undercover detectives with way too much publicity.

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Tony Martin

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Tony Martin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mick Molloy ... Ben Kinnear
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Mike Paddock
Judith Lucy ... Julie Bale
Alan Brough Alan Brough ... Northey
Bill Hunter ... Ted Pratt
Marshall Napier ... Doug Gillespie
Steven Vidler ... Pendlebury
Nicholas Bell ... Wicks
Shaun Micallef ... Premier Lionel Cray
Robyn Nevin ... Eleanor Poulgrain
Brett Swain ... Bartlett
Denis Moore Denis Moore ... Marcus Ridgeway
Pete Smith ... Darcy
Chris Peters Chris Peters ... Rodney Poulgrain
Peter Rowsthorn Peter Rowsthorn ... Wacka
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Storyline

Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are detectives with the Melbourne Police force's elite Zero Tolerance Unit. When a freak accident involving a dead magistrate lands them on the front page of the local paper, Ben and Mike are busted down to uniformed duties. But when Ben discovers a strange link between the accident and the business affairs of a shady casino boss he and Mike have been investigating, the pair decide they can no longer turn a blind eye to the corruption rife amongst their own colleagues. Written by David Helvellin

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A deadly serious comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Duros em Acção See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD4,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,468,982
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Aside from the comics in the lead roles, many of the cast are veterans of Australian TV cop/legal dramas, including Bill Hunter (Blue Murder (1995), Police State (1989)), Nicholas Bell (Stingers (1998), Skirts (1990)), Marshall Napier (Police Rescue (1989), Secrets (1993)), Steven Vidler (Harbour Beat (1990), Heartland (1994)) and Brett Swain (Janus (1994), State Coroner (1997)). See more »

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Wicks: Any last words?
Julie Bale: Plum jam.
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Bartlett the Security Guard will return in the musical "Sealin' Off The Floor". See more »

Alternate Versions

Deleted scene included on the DVD:
  • Just before the scene with Ben and Julie at the pub, there was a short (29sec) scene where Ben meets Julie at the Melbourne Tribune and makes a half-arsed apology. There follows a joke at the expense of Jerry Maguire.
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References Money Movers (1978) See more »

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Performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and His Orchestra
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Bad Eggs is Good Eggs
3 August 2003 | by slugeramaSee all my reviews

There are a number of Australian movies around that tend to play up the typical Australian bloke or "sheila" image which quite frankly, make me want to curl up and die in embarrassment. (One of the previews I saw with this movie does nothing to make me think otherwise, a movie called Take Away). Then there are movies like Bad Eggs.

Bad Eggs tends not to try and have a laugh at us Aussies, rather, it aims (and for the most part, succeeds) in going for main stream comedy which could well work for international audiences.

If you can get past the so called "acting"(they are mostly stand up comedians, not thespians)you may end up enjoying a very witty movie, which contains quite a few sight gags, which are very funny. (The one in which the security guard is watching a send up of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? is quite hilarious)

"Imagine what you could do, with that cash bonanza of $478 dollars".

Even if you are not an Aussie, you should still find plenty to laugh at with this movie.

This is without doubt "Champagne comedy"


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