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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell - Lawrence Hammill QC John Flaus - Sgt. Kennedy Ian Ross - Himself Larry Emdur - Himself
Writer/Conceiver/Director - Rob Sitch
Writer and Concievers - Santo Clauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy
Producer - Debra Choate
Production Designer - Carrie Kennedy
Director of Photography - Miriana Marusic
Film Editor - Wayne Heyett
Music - Craig Harnath
Until just recently, I had never seen the whole film THE CASTLE with the exclusion of clips on YouTube. THE CASTLE is renowned as an iconic stereotypical satire comedy in Australia, some may think of it as lacklustre. The movie shows a lot of colourfulness slashed with non-political correctness to create a mock-up story of an average family that loves together and stays together. The film's great asset is mostly the jokes and repetitive catchphrases, which I find some to be exceedingly funny. For the acting, Michael Caton is the lead character as the family's patriarch and comes across as a good-natured, optimistic lovable dad and husband. To shine the spotlight on a few known actors, Stephen Curry and future Hollywood man Eric Bana both did very well as each member of the family with one whose name will be remembered among other acting greats.
THE CASTLE is very a-typical comedy with well written humour and filmed within a very efficient/cost effective budget. I classify this movie as well-suited and spot-on for a light hearted comedy that also has spirit and a satirical edge. Highly recommendable for working-class Australians and I would like to wish you mates... a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!