The Castle

“There’s no place like this home!”

Type:Australian, Comedy

Dur:84 minutes

Year:1997

Dir:Rob Sitch

synopsis

The quirky Kerrigan family lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves — with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail — a few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia’s busy Tullamarine Airport. When a building inspector condemns the building and reveals that the government plans to use their land for an airport expansion, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) and his brood recruit hack attorney Dennis Denuto (Tiriel Mora) and prepare themselves for the fight of their lives.

cast:

Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Sophie Lee, Eric Bana, Anthony Simcoe, Anthony Simcoe

crew:

Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch, Debra Choate, Wayne Hyett

fan quotes:

one of those comic treasures like The Full Monty and Waking Ned Devine that shows its characters in the full bloom of glorious eccentricity" - Roger Ebert

"A unique Australian comedy that puts big budget films to shame." - Reel Talk Movie Reviews

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