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      The Dish

      2000, Comedy, 1h 40m

      99 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      A feel good movie without an abundance of mush. Read critic reviews

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      The Dish  Photos

      PATRICK WARBURTON and SAM NEILL in Working Dog's inspired human comedy, "The Dish," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Left-to-right: KEVIN HARRINGTON, TOM LONG, PATRICK WARBURTON and SAM NEILL in Working Dog's inspired human comedy, "The Dish," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. SAM NEILL in Working Dog's inspired human comedy, "The Dish," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Director ROB SITCH on the set of Working Dog's inspired human comedy, "The Dish," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. SAM NEILL and PATRICK WARBURTON in Working Dog's inspired human comedy, "The Dish," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. TOM LONG in Working Dog's inspired human comedy, "The Dish," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. SAM NEILL, KEVIN HARRINGTON and TOM LONG in Working Dog Productions' comedic true story, "The Dish," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Left-to-right: TOM LONG, PATRICK WARBURTON, SAM NEILL and KEVIN HARRINGTON in Working Dog's inspired human comedy, "The Dish," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The Dish (2000) The Dish (2000) The Dish (2000) The Dish (2000)

      Movie Info

      The true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA's alarm, the unconventional Aussie team -- led by Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) -- are the world's only hope for receiving the historic images of man's first steps on the moon. With help from the colorful cast of local characters, the crew struggles to overcome a series of mishaps.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Brief Strong Language)

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Rob Sitch

      • Producer: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch

      • Writer: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $2.3M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

      • Production Co: Dish Film Ltd., Working Dog Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures, Distant Horizon

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, SDDS, Dolby A, Dolby Digital

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Sam Neill
      Kevin Harrington
      Tom Long
      Genevieve Mooy
      Tayler Kane
      Bille Brown
      Roy Billing
      Lenka Kripac
      Matthew Moore
      Eliza Szonert
      John McMartin
      Carl Snell
      Roz Hammond
      Rob Sitch
      Debra Choate
      Michael Hirsh
      Rob Sitch
      Edmund Choi
      Graeme Wood
      Carrie Kennedy
      Jill Bilcock
      Ben Morieson
      Kitty Stuckey
      Caroline Styles
      Caroline Styles

      Critic Reviews for The Dish

      Audience Reviews for The Dish

      • Jan 28, 2010

        Fantastic Aussie film. Full review later

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      • Feb 23, 2009

        A bit slow but once you get into it, its a pretty good movie. Imagine what it must have been like... learnt something new to find the images had come from Oz!

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      • Jan 31, 2009

        Based on a true story Sam Neill and his team in Australia are responsible for beaming the image of Neil Armstrong's moon landing around the world.

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      • Dec 20, 2008

        interesting if you're completely obsessed with sam neill or radio dishes. however if you're not there's not much else going on except some slight light humour

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