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The Castle

1h 25m Comedy, Drama 1997

“Rob Sitch’s low-budget directorial debut is one of the best Australian comedies of recent years, an always affectionate and irresistibly funny film about a working-class family which takes on The System and wins our hearts in the process.” - Tom Ryan

The Nation should never have heard of Darryl Kerrigan. The Kerrigan family should still be living at 3 Highview Crescent Cooloroo, in total obscurity. They were terrible houses on worthless land. The compulsory acquisition should go through without a hitch… Right?… Wrong. To Darryl it was never a house; it was a home and a very happy one.

How Darryl and his small time suburban lawyer mate Dennis Denuto, assisted by a new friend retired QC Lawrence Hamill, end up in the High Court of Australia, is the story told in The Castle.

If you thought Burke and Wills were the worst equipped people in Australian history, you’re in for a big surprise. The Castle is a sweeping saga that takes the harsh Australian outback, the rugged characters of the ANZAC legend, the spirit of Banjo Patterson and ignores them in favour of a greyhound racing, tow-truck driver who never meant to be a hero.


Rob Sitch


Santo Cilauro


Tom Gleisner


Jane Kennedy


Rob Sitch


Debra Herman






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