Bill Kerr (born 1922) is an Australian film and television actor. He was born into a performing arts family in Cape Town, South Africa, but grew up in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
He began working as a child actor in depression era Australia, taking his first major role in The Silence of Dean Maitland, one of Australia's first talking films.
After serving in the Second World War, Kerr moved to England to further his acting career, and during the 1940s he was regularly featured in the BBC radio series Variety Bandbox. His trademark was his catch phrase "I'm only here for 4 minutes..."
In the 1950s, he had a recurring role as an Australian lodger in the BBC radio comedy series Hancock's Half Hour. Initially sharper than Hancock's characterisation, it was developed into a more dim-witted character who became the butt of Hancock's jokes. His television appearances in Britain include a 1968 episode of Doctor Who called The Enemy of the World, with Patrick Troughton, and a long...
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The Coca Cola Kid is a romantic comedy film, released in 1985. It was directed by Dušan Makavejev and starred Eric Roberts and Greta Scacchi.
A hot-shot American marketing executive (played by Roberts) from the Coca Cola company visits their Australian operations and tries to figure out why a tiny corner of Australia has so far resisted all of Coke's products. He literally bumps into the very pretty office manager (played by Scacchi) who is assigned to help him. He finds that a local producer of soft drinks run by an old eccentric has been successfully fending off the American brand of products. The executive vows an all-out marketing war with the eccentric but eventually comes to reconsider his role as a cog in the large corporate machinery.
Tagline:"A movie felt never so refreshing!"...
Razorback is an Australian film released in 1984, involving a giant boar terrorizing the Australian outback, killing and devouring people. The film was directed by Russel Mulcahy, who would later make the first two Highlander films. The movie is based on Peter Brennan´s novel.
It's waiting outside and it can sense your fear. No nightmare will prepare you for it!
A new breed of terror
"It has two states of being...dangerous or dead"
Nine hundred pounds of marauding tusk and muscle!
Razorback (film) at the Internet Movie Database...,
The Year of Living Dangerously is a novel by Christopher Koch, which was made into a film in 1982, directed by Peter Weir and written by Koch, Weir, and David Williamson.
The story is a complicated psychological plot set in Indonesia during the overthrow of President Sukarno. It follows a group of expatriate journalists in Jakarta before and around a supposed coup attempt by the Communist Party of Indonesia on September 30, 1965. These events were pivotal in shaping the modern history of Indonesia.
The film stars Mel Gibson as an Australian journalist, Sigourney Weaver as a British Embassy officer, and Linda Hunt as Gibson's (male) local contact, a photographer (for which role she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress). It was banned in Indonesia until 1999, and as such, the film was shot in both Australia and the Philippines.The title The Year of Living Dangerously is a quote which refers to a famous Italian phrase used by Sukarno; vivere pericoloso, which was supposed to...,
The Pirate Movie is a 1982 musical and comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Christopher Atkins and Kristy McNichol. The film is loosely based on Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. The original music score is composed by Mike Brady and Peter Sullivan.
Taglines:Mabel Stanley (McNichol), an introverted girl who yearns for popularity, attends a pirate festival called Pirate Day in her seaside community in Australia. She trails behind a dozen bikini-clad bombshells. The festival features a swordplay demonstration led by an unnamed curly-haired hunk (Atkins). After selecting the clumsy Mabel ("nominated" by one of the aforementioned bombshells) to participate in the act, the instructor invites her aboard his boat for a real ride on the high seas — at which point her catty acquaintances latch on for the trip. Sent to get hamburgers for the outing, Mabel's bikini-clad "friends" sabotage the outing by grabbing the guy, the boat and the burgers and...,
Gallipoli is a 1981 Australian film, directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee, about several young men from rural Western Australia who enlist in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. They are sent to Turkey, where they take part in the Battle of Gallipoli. During the course of the movie, the young men slowly lose their innocence about the nature of war. The climax of the movie occurs on the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli and depicts the ill-fated attack at the Nek on the morning of the 7 August, 1915 by the 3rd Light Horse Brigade.
Gallipoli provides a faithful portrayal of life in rural Australia in the 1910s — reminiscent of Weir's 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock set in 1900 — and captures the ideals and character of the Australians who joined up to fight, and the conditions they endured on the battlefield. It does, however, modify events for dramatic purposes.
Gallipoli was mainly filmed in Australia with some location work...
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