AUSSIE HUMOUR: The cast of the classic Australian comedy, The Castle.
AUSSIE HUMOUR: The cast of the classic Australian comedy, The Castle. Contributed

You're NOT dreaming ... The Castle is back!

MOVE the Camira, the Torana, the Commodore and the Cortina, and get down to Birch Carroll and Coyle in Ipswich, as one of Australia's most loved comedies makes its return to the big screen.

In celebration of Australia Day the movie theatre is showing the king of Australian films - The Castle - this Sunday and Monday.

Screen Australia's chief executive Graeme Mason said The Castle was an iconic Australian film which has had a long and enduring impact on our culture.

In the film, a Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, adjacent to Melbourne's airport - which is practically their backyard.

However, they are forced to leave their beloved home by the government and airport authorities.

 

 

The Castle is the story of how they fight to remain in their house, taking their case as far as the High Court. The 1997 film took only five weeks to make from original inception to final cut and was shot in 11 days with a budget of about $750,000.

When it was released, it grossed more than $10 million dollars at the box office in Australia and was Eric Bana's first film.

Birch Carroll and Coyle and Event Cinema State publicity manager Kate Donnellon said it was the first time the cinema multiplexes had revived an Aussie classic for Australia Day.

"The Castle is such an iconic Australian movie that has taken on cult like status," she said.

"So many of the quotes have become part of everyday speech.

"Now that the film has been digitised we thought it was a great opportunity to get it back on the big screen."

For session times and prices visit eventcinemas.com.au

The best lines

  • "Tell him he's dreaming",
  • "This is going straight to the pool room"
  • "How's the serenity?"
  • "Suffer in your jocks"


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