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      The Castle

      R Released Apr 10, 1997 1h 25m Comedy List
      87% Tomatometer 39 Reviews 92% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings The quirky Kerrigan family lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves -- with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail -- a few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia's busy Tullamarine Airport. When a building inspector condemns the building and reveals that the government plans to use their land for an airport expansion, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) and his brood recruit hack attorney Dennis Denuto (Tiriel Mora) and prepare themselves for the fight of their lives. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Home is where the heart is in The Castle, a rousing Australian comedy that gives audiences an endearing family to root for.

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      David Ansen Newsweek While it obviously struck a deep chord in its homeland, here it's not much more than a light tap on the funny bone. The irrepressibly tacky Kerrigans make an amusing first impression, but the movie essentially has only one joke to offer. Nov 10, 2008 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 1/4 Jul 12, 2002 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) This timeless comic snapshot of suburban life Down Under remains absolutely un-budgeable from its perch as the most widely adored (and quoted) Australian film of all-time. Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 21, 2020 Full Review Matt Neal ABC Radio (Australia) The greatest Australian film of all time. Rated: 5/5 Feb 4, 2020 Full Review Keeva Stratton Rescu (Australia) You can't help but fall in love. Sep 15, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Not R A real gem, very funny Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review no t criminally ignored movie in the USA, excellent, warm-hearted, very quotable, required viewing and excellent family viewing Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review Luke S An Australian classic. It's just awesome. Bloke keeps his home despite a massive airline company wanting to acquire it, because he just happens to meet an awesome lawyer willing to take on his case. Give this less than 5 stars? Tell him he's dreamin! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/07/23 Full Review Adam v who ever came up with this movie is an ideas man Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/08/23 Full Review michele r One of the greatest films Americans have never seen! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/05/22 Full Review Mike J This movie birthed my love of cinema Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/30/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The quirky Kerrigan family lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves -- with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail -- a few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia's busy Tullamarine Airport. When a building inspector condemns the building and reveals that the government plans to use their land for an airport expansion, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) and his brood recruit hack attorney Dennis Denuto (Tiriel Mora) and prepare themselves for the fight of their lives.
      Director
      Rob Sitch
      Producer
      Debra Choate
      Screenwriter
      Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 10, 1997, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 8, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $861.8K
      Runtime
      1h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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