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Director  George Whaley
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Screenplay  George Whaley
Country  Australia
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Running time  1h 47m
Music director  Peter Best, Pete Best
Language  English
Dad and Dave: On Our Selection movie poster
Release date  20 July 1995
Writer  Geoffrey Atherden (additional material), Steele Rudd (plays), George Whaley
Cast  Leo McKern (Dad Rudd), Joan Sutherland (Mother Rudd), Geoffrey Rush (Dave Rudd), Ray Barrett (Dwyer), Noah Taylor (Joe)
Similar movies  Oyster Farmer (2004)

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Dad and Dave: On Our Selection is an Australian comedy film, based on the characters and writings of author Steele Rudd. It is set in late nineteenth century colonial Queensland, but largely filmed in Braidwood, New South Wales. The stories of the Rudds have been previously adapted for radio, television and film; this film is a remake of a silent film from 1920. Geoffrey Atherden contributed to the screenplay. The film featured well-known actors like Ray Barrett and Barry Otto.

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Dad and Dave: On Our Selection DAD AND DAVE ON OUR SELECTION

"Dad" and "Mum" Rudd were played by veteran actor Leo McKern and opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland in her only feature film role. The theme music was sung by Australian country musician John Williamson.

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Plot summary

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The film portrays the Rudd family of 'Aussie battlers' in late 19th century colonial Australia; Dad and Mother Rudd, and their hardworking but somewhat gormless son Dave. They take up a selection of land and attempt to farm it. The difficulties of the early colonial farming life are portrayed, with its ups and downs, humour and frustrations.

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Finally tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life, Dad Rudd decides to run for State Parliament.

Cast

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  • Leo McKern - Dad (Joseph) Rudd
  • Joan Sutherland - Mother (Ellen) Rudd
  • Geoffrey Rush - Dave Rudd
  • Ray Barrett - Dwyer
  • Barry Otto - J P Riley
  • Noah Taylor - Joe Rudd
  • Robert Menzies - Cranky Jack
  • Essie Davis - Kate Rudd
  • Celia Ireland- Sarah Rudd
  • Reception

    The movie was made to honour Australia's centenary of film and cinema. Despite a cast of well-known actors and actresses, it was not well received.

    Box Office

    Dad and Dave: On Our Selection grossed $1,222,051 at the box office in Australia,.

    Home Media

    Dad and Dave: On Our Selection was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in May 2006. The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as the original theatrical trailer, unique Umbrella Entertainment trailers, a stills and poster gallery, TV spots, a behind the scenes making-of featurette and on-set footage and interviews with cast and crew.

    The original soundtrack has been released twice on CD. First by EMI Records in 1995 with dialogue excerpts, and then reissued in 2002 in a limited Collector's Edition by Australian film music recording archivist, Philip Powers, on the 1M1 Records label. The re-issue was without dialogue and contained a 19-minute medley of the songs.

    References

    Dad and Dave: On Our Selection Wikipedia
    Dad and Dave: On Our Selection IMDb Dad and Dave: On Our Selection themoviedb.org


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