The Big Steal

Australia, 1990

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Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) wants two things in his life: a Jaguar car and a relationship with the beautiful Joanna (Claudia Karvan). A shonky car dealer, Farkas, takes Danny for a ride by selling him a Jaguar with a disaster area where the engine should be. But Danny manages to get his revenge on the sleazy Farkas as well as getting his dream date with Joanna. The inconsequential plot is secondary to the affectionate characterisation of the Western suburbs community in which Danny lives. The excellent cast also includes Steve Bisley.

Credits

production company

Cascade Films

co-producer

David Parker

Timothy White

Duration

01:39:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37977

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Dating (Social customs)

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Love

Romance

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Collected

12 times

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