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The Life of Harry Dare (1995)
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The Life of Harry Dare (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry Dare is a shambolic Adelaide private investigator. He’s still not certain why he’s in the business; perhaps to understand his father’s disappearance, 20 years earlier? But now Harry’s got a real case: who stole his father’s old Kombi van, nicked (oddly) just after Harry finished restoring it?
Plot: theft, car theft, aborigine, australian aboriginal, van, stolen car, mini van, stealing a car, harbor, port
Place: australia, south australia

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