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Barry Mckenzie Holds His Own

Australia, English, 93 mins

  • Director: Bruce Beresford
  • Writer: Bruce Beresford; Barry Humphries
  • Producer: Bruce Beresford; Jane Scott

CGiii Comment

When the Dame was just an aunty - this politically incorrect romp exposed a part of Australian culture that should be hidden from view. Woeful.

As for Beresford...from such humble (and atrocious) beginnings, he grew to be a notable director - all this film gives is hope to nascent crappy directors.

Perfect for the bin.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that kidnapping her will draw tourists to his country. Barry and his mates set out to rescue her and bring her back to Australia.

Cast & Characters

Barry Crocker as Barry McKenzie/Rev. Kevin McKenzie;
Barry Humphries as Aunt Edna Everage/Dr. Meyer Delamphrey/Offensive Buck-toothed Englishman/Senator Douglas Manton;
Donald Pleasence as Erich Count von Plasma;
Dick Bentley as Colin 'The Frog' Lucas;
Louis Negin as Hugo Cretin;
Paul Humpoletz as Modeste Imbecile;
Beatrice Aston as Cherylene McKenzie;
Nancy Blair as Clothilde;
Ishaq Bux;
Nell Campbell as Nerida Brealey;
Craig Canning as Tassie;
Chantal Contouri as Zizi;
Ed Devereaux as Sir Alec Ferguson;
Michael Downey as Skeeter;
Arthur English as Cockney Spiv

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