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1h 29m Comedy, Crime, Horror, Australia, Australian 1995

In the tradition of Arsenic and Old Lace, comes this morbidly funny Australian tale of murder and mayhem at the hands of two charming old ladies.

Looking for refuge from the police, an on-the-run thief stumbles into the residence of elderly charmers, Flo (AFI Award-winner Julia Blake, Hotel Sorrento) and Minnie (AFI Award-winner Lynette Curran, The Boys). Making inroads on the investigation and hot on the thief’s trail, Officer Instep (Simon Chilvers, Changi) also encounters the humble ladies’ hospitality and takes up lodgings in the next room, severely complicating any escape plans.

But when a gas leak in the fugitive’s room causes his untimely demise, Flo and Minnie, with a larcenous history of their own, will do everything in their power to keep the death of their harboured criminal under wraps from the veteran sergeant-in-residence… even if it comes to cooking up a few new recipes.

A clever dish of humour and deceit in the cult tradition, Mushrooms will feed your intrigue and entice you to ask for seconds.


Julia Blake (Flo) , Lynette Curran (Minnie) , Simon Chilvers (Instep)


Alan Madden