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Horseplay (2003)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcus Graham ... Max MacKendrick
Tushka Bergen ... Alicia Coxhead
Jason Donovan ... Henry
Natalie Mendoza ... Jade
Abbie Cornish ... Becky Wodinski
Amanda Douge ... Grace
Terence Donovan Terence Donovan ... Mr. Perlman
Jacek Koman ... Roman
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ... Seamus
Damien Richardson ... Gilles
Bill Hunter ... Barry Coxhead
Hugo Weaving ... Narrator (voice)
Alyssa McClelland ... Cindy Perlman
Valda Bucella Valda Bucella ... Helen Laws
Mark Owen-Taylor ... Charles Winterbottom
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Lovable rogue Max Mackendrick dreams about winning big on the Melbourne Cup. Set in the colourful world of horseracing, Horseplay follows the chaotic life of a wannabe horse trainer as he deals with the turf, the ladies and everyone else out to get him. Written by Anonymous

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horse | trainer | revenge | murder | See All (4) »

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A comedy about murder, greed, lust, revenge & turf

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Comedy

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ston ippodromo See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Allanah Zitserman: one of the couple talking to a young skinhead man at Flemington Race Course. See more »

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Watchable - just
12 May 2003 | by tonyhicSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to score a freebie to this. Not lucky because I got to see a great film. I didn't. Lucky because I didn't waste my money. I try to support Australian films because when they're good, they're great. When a new comedy appears. I always hold out a faint hope that it might just be another Strictly Ballroom or Muriel's Wedding. Horseplay was far from it. The story is mostly watchable, but the characters are unlikeable, and often annoying. There is too much hysterical screaming. There's a suspect touch of misogyny in the portrayal of the female characters. The most interesting role is Jason Donovan's - a selfish airhead. Probably his best performance ever. Who would have thought?


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