Directed by Bruce Beresford, back in 1972 The Adventures of Barry McKenzie shocked the Australian Government with its portrayal of Aussies as drinking, shagging, vomiting, urinating vulgarians. The Pommies meanwhile were equally horrified with being depicted as upper-class perverts, lezzas, swindlers, expoilters and idiots. Barry Crocker stars as the eponymous hero of the movie, with a terrific supporting cast including Barry Humphries (as Edna Everage), Peter Cook, Spike Milligan and Dennis Price. Strewth!
cast: Barry Crocker .... Barry McKenzie /
Barry Humphries .... Aunt Edna Everage/Hoot /
Spike Milligan .... Landlord /
Peter Cook .... Dominic /
Paul Bertram .... Curly /
Dennis Price (I) .... Mr. Gort /
Avice Landone .... Mrs. Gort /
Mary Anne Severne .... Lesley.
Runtime: 114 min
Compare this Australian film with the gritty Outback.
also: Barry Humphries does a Dame Edna character 30 years ago