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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, aborigine, car theft, port, australian aboriginal, van, stealing a car, harbor, indigenous people, mini van, first nations, stolen car
Place: australia, south australia

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Love and the Midnight Auto Supply (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Pacific Banana (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story of a pair of Australian pilots working for a small South Pacific airline. Paul, a wildly successful womanizer, leaving conquests at every port and Martin, sad and lonely in his search for a true love. Together, they... well, they ...
Style: sexy, sex comedy, hot
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Place: pacific ocean, australia, south australia
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The Wog Boy (2000)
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Duration: 92 min.
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Around the World in Eighty Ways (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
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A Little Bit of Soul (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Richard and Kate are former lovers who are now working independently to find the secret of the aging process. Both apply for funding from the Michael Foundation, and are asked to spend the weekend discussing the proposals with the Head of the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
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Kenny (2006)
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Duration: 99 min.
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Time: contemporary
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The Craic (1999)
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Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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