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Fatty Finn (film)

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Director  Maurice Murphy
Screenplay  Bob Ellis
Country  Australia
7/10 IMDb

6.2/10 Letterboxd

Genre  Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Language  English
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Release date  18 December 1980
Writer  Bob Ellis (story), Bob Ellis, Chris McGill
Music director  Rory ODonoghue, Aunty Jack
Cast  Ben Oxenbould (Hubert 'Fatty' Finn), Rebecca Rigg (Tilly), Jeremy Larsson (Headlights), Martin Lewis (Skeet), Hugo Grieve (Seasy), Sandy Leask (Lolly Legs)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, The Rescuers Down Under, Walkabout, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Fatty Finn is a 1980 Australian film, directed by Maurice Murphy and starring Ben Oxenbould with Rebecca Rigg. It is based on the 1930s cartoon-strip character, Fatty Finn, created by Syd Nicholls and is loosely based on the 1927 silent film, The Kid Stakes.


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Set in inner-city Woolloomooloo in Sydney, New South Wales in 1930, the neighbourhood nice guys are led by Fatty (real name Hubert Finn), an ambitious 10-year-old with an eye for making a quid. From shady frog jumping contests to a fixed goat race, Fatty uses his enterprise to raise enough money to buy a crystal set (radio without a separate power supply) that's worth seventeen shillings & sixpence (17/6), more than his Dad is able to save up in a year. Bruiser Murphy the bully and his gang try to stop him. Fatty uses his brains against his enemies' brawn to eventually triumph.


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  • Ben Oxenbould as Hubert 'Fatty' Finn
  • Rebecca Rigg as Tilly
  • Jeremy Larsson as Headlights
  • Martin Lewis as Skeet
  • Hugo Grieve as Seasy
  • Sandy Leask as Lolly Legs
  • Greg Kelly as Bruiser Murphy
  • Christopher Norton as Snootle
  • Bert Newton as John Finn
  • Noni Hazelhurst as Myrtle Finn
  • Gerard Kennedy as Tiger Murphy
  • Su Cruickshank as Mrs Murphy
  • Lorraine Bayly as Maggie McGrath
  • Bill Young as Officer Claffey
  • Ross Higgins as Radio Announcer
  • Peter Rowley as Chauffeur
  • Production

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    Screenwriter Bob Ellis says it was his idea to make the film. He complained about interference from the film's producers, John Sexton and Yoram Gross, claiming Sexton in particular wanted a lot of changes, but changed his mind after David Puttnam praised Ellis' original draft. He later said of the film that "all the performances are dreadful, the conspicuous exception being Bert Newton's."

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    Of the $350,000 budget, $120,000 came from the AFC.

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    The movie was set in Woolloomooloo but the area had changed a lot since then so was shot in and around Glebe. Filming took place in January and February 1980.

    Box Office

    Fatty Finn grossed $1,064,000 at the box office in Australia, which is equivalent to $3,777,200 in 2009 dollars.


    The film was nominated for seven Australian Film Institute Awards in 1981 winning in the categories of 'Best Achievement in Costume Design' and 'Best Original Music Score'.


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