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The Club

1h 35m Australian, Drama, Comedy, Sport, Australia 1980

Boardroom and dressing room intrigues spill onto the field at the Australian Rules football club.

It’s tough enough on the Australian Rules Football field, but in the boardroom it’s a battle ground. In this club, nobody plays by the rules. Outside, the fans are cheering the high marks and the low tackles as their team battles towards the premiership. Inside, the executives are wheeling and dealing, back slapping and back stabbing. The club buys a talented young player, Geoff, for a record sum of money and, unsurprisingly, the team members do not like their new star. Friction develops immediately, even with the captain whose own playing days are numbered. Geoff expresses his resentment by lack of effort and indifference. Game after game is lost until Geoff begins to realise that there is more at stake than just his own career, and that what matters to others, their pride and even their whole existence, is bound up with in success of the team.


Jack Thompson (Laurie Holden) , Graham Kennedy (Ted Parker) , Frank Wilson (Jock Riley)


Bruce Beresford



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