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      Australian Rules

      Released Jan 11, 2002 1h 38m Drama List
      Reviews 74% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town, but to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aboriginal Australian. This becomes an issue when one of the team's Aboriginal players becomes involved in a crime. In response, Dumby is demoted even though he's the star player, and Gary is given his place. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Powerful and confronting look at racial issues and relationships in contemporary Australia, cleverly captured in a backdrop of our country's great game and beautifully photographed in rural South Australia. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A competently made and handsomely photographed rural town tale which, despite its top production values, doesn't engross as it should and might keep those unfamiliar with the rules of AFL at a distance. The screenplay should've been gutsier, but excellent performances from Nathan Phillips and Simon Westaway as father and son certainly give the pic clout. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Great film about rural Australia and the social issues faced between both Black and Whites. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A very Australian story. Two groups of people uniting over their love of footy. I really liked "Australian Rules". It deals with racism, friendship, violence, and most important of all - footy. Have you guessed that I love AFL yet? Nathan Phillips is always great. I don't think he gets enough recognition. He's been in so many Aussie movies. Not all of them are that good, but a good few of them are. Like this one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Film #53 of 70 - Australian Rules, another aussie film, making sure the local industry is represented. Although I probably picked the wrong film to back up after Freddy Got Fingered, this isnt a slapstick comedy. Dealing with issues of race relations and the lack of in some parts of this country, well lets be perfectly blunt...in all parts of this country we could well do with a bit of a reality check when it comes to our attitudes here. Its a tough one to watch in the middle of the day because its a pretty intense story, one with its fair share of ugliness. Hard to review also because of the subject material. So I might just leave it there. You'll need to watch it for yourself, its not an easy view, it might challenge some of your opinions, it may just be preaching to the converted but its a worthwhile effort. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely loved this movie... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town, but to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aboriginal Australian. This becomes an issue when one of the team's Aboriginal players becomes involved in a crime. In response, Dumby is demoted even though he's the star player, and Gary is given his place.
      Director
      Paul Goldman
      Producer
      Mark Lazarus
      Screenwriter
      Phillip Gwynne, Paul Goldman
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 11, 2002, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 6, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Surround