26 January 2019

The Castle

Mount Martha

The Castle

Running time

85 min

Release date

1997

Genre

Comedy / Family

Join us at Barefoot Cinema on Australia Day as we bring you this crowd pleaser and one of Australia’s best-loved and most widely quoted comedies, The Castle. The quirky Kerrigan family lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves — with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail — a few yards from the edge of Melbourne’s busy Tullamarine Airport. When a building inspector condemns the building and reveals that the government plans to use their land for an airport expansion, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) and his brood recruit hack attorney Dennis Denuto (Tiriel Mora) and prepare themselves for the fight of their lives.

Doors open

6:00 pm

Film starts

8:45 pm

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Reviews

"Rob Sitch’s tale of blue-collar heroes with hearts of gold became one of Australia’s most widely quoted comedies and catapulted Darryl Kerrigan straight into the pool room of cinematic legends"
"Rob Sitch’s tale of blue-collar heroes with hearts of gold became one of Australia’s most widely quoted comedies and catapulted Darryl Kerrigan straight into the pool room of cinematic legends"

The Guardian (Luke Buckmaster)

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The Guardian (Luke Buckmaster)

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"No one laughs at themselves like the Australians, and this comedy is fuelled by that uniquely hearty, very endearing self-deprecation. A comic fairy tale of a little man taking on the big guys to save his home, The Castle is... Read full review
"No one laughs at themselves like the Australians, and this comedy is fuelled by that uniquely hearty, very endearing self-deprecation. A comic fairy tale of a little man taking on the big guys to save his home, The Castle is in the same spirit as Muriel's Wedding, a bizarre rib-tickler with surprising poignance which revels in sending up "normality"."

Empire (Angie Errigo)

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Empire (Angie Errigo)

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