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Strange Bedfellows (2004)

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Two 'very straight' old timers have to learn how to pass as a loving gay couple after falsely claiming same-sex status to take advantage of newly legislated tax laws.

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Dean Murphy

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Sally Plant (idea), Dean Murphy (idea) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caton ... Ralph Williams
Alan Cassell Alan Cassell ... Stan Rogers
Andy Pappas Andy Pappas ... Post Van Driver
Paula Duncan ... Yvonne Philpot
Roy Billing ... Fred Coulson
Jamie Robertson Jamie Robertson ... Carbo
Kevin Dee ... Hughie
Paul Hogan ... Vince Hopgood
Stewart Faichney Stewart Faichney ... Sergeant Jack Jenkins
Simon Paton Simon Paton ... Red
Shane Withington ... Father Xavier Delaney
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ... Faith
Jenny Dale Jenny Dale ... Local Lady
Kestie Morassi ... Carla
Ashley Evans Ashley Evans ... Porn Site Boy
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Storyline

A struggling widower businessman finds a new tax loophole offered in Australia to same sex couples. Needing a tax break, he cajoles his best friend, also a widower, into filing papers indicating they are a gay couple living together and assuring him that the small town (population 652) they live in will never have a clue. However, their return letter from the government pops open and the town busybody soon has it spread all over town without the two men's knowledge. Meanwhile, the letter tells the men that a tax inspector will be coming to investigate their claim. The two decide they have to learn to act gay, so they get lessons from a local hair dresser and visit a gay nightclub in Sydney. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A laugh OUT loud comedy See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Bedfellows See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,481,387
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Instinct Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Russell Gilbert was considered for the role of Vince. See more »

Quotes

Sales Assistant: You look... divine. They seem to fit very well.
Vince Hopgood: Yeah. Turn around.
Ralph Williams: Nah.
Vince Hopgood: C'mon mate, turn around.
Ralph Williams: Nah.
Vince Hopgood: Ralphie... c'mon, turn around.
Ralph Williams: [firmly] No!
Sales Assistant: Perhaps I can find a pair with the bum still in them. That might help.
Ralph Williams: Yeah, that'll be lovely. Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

Yvonne did finally catch up with the mailman... ...it was love at first sight... ...they marry on Valentine's Day See more »

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Features The Last of the Knucklemen (1979) See more »

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Staying Alive
Composed by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb
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Go see this film and have a gay old time!
18 April 2004 | by LoubearSee all my reviews

This would have too be one of the best Aussie movies I have seen in a while. It has everything that works. The story keeps moving along very well, no dull moments, it doesn't try hard to get a cheap laugh and you can't go past the pairing of Caton and Hogan, two of the best. The best scenes in the movie are probably when Vince and Ralph(Hogan and Caton) are taught how to act gay and then hit the big city to learn a bit more than they expect! The soundtrack is also pretty good and a great aussie support cast is included in Paula Duncan, Allan Cassell,Roy Billing and Glynn Nicholas. English actor Pete Postlethwaite also plays the tax investigator sent to review their application and performs well. If you want to have a good laugh, see a quality movie then treat yourself to Strange Bedfellows, you won't be dissapointed!


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