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The Club

Club, The (Bruce Beresford, 1980) aka David Williamson's The Club; prod. Matt Carroll, South Australian Film Corporation, wr. David Williamson from his play, dp Don McAlpine, design David Copping, ed. William Anderson; Alan Cassell, Margaret Doyle, Harold Hopkins, John Howard, Graham Kennedy, Jack Thompson, Frank Wilson; 90 min.

Luke Buckmaster:
... It is also a fine sports movie in the mould of a traditional comeback story, boosted by a highly memorable relationship between coach and star player – a dynamic that is usually much more congenial. Laurie takes guff from nobody and Thompson brings him to life with a terrifically flustered performance. You can almost see a steam of righteous indignation billowing out of his nose and ears. The Guardian.

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