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    Movie 'The Merger'

    Just watched the movie The Merger about a small country town and its football club.
    Not a classic but enjoyable just the same.
    'Bannerman' Danny McGinlay (from the Bulldogs) was in it.

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    The Great McCarthy was a film about “South Melbourne”. Plenty of old Swans boys in it. Odd at times but a fun film

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    The Great McCarthy was a film about “South Melbourne”. Plenty of old Swans boys in it. Odd at times but a fun film
    The book that film was based on - "A Salute to the Great McCarthy" by Barry Oakley - was magnificent. In the book, McCarthy plays for a fictional club but real clubs are mentioned. (Not South.) It's a terrific story that captures the atmosphere and culture of Melbourne and the VFL in the 60s and 70s. Oakley has a style that might not be to everyone's liking but I think anyone who can remember footy in Melbourne from 50 years ago would identify with it and enjoy it. (It has a weird ending, though!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by YvonneH View Post
    Just watched the movie The Merger about a small country town and its football club.
    Not a classic but enjoyable just the same.
    'Bannerman' Danny McGinlay (from the Bulldogs) was in it.
    Where did you see it? Doesn't appear to be on Netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansongster View Post
    Where did you see it? Doesn't appear to be on Netflix.
    Currently playing in selected cinemas I believe.
    "You get the feeling that like Monty Python's Black Knight, the Swans would regard amputation as merely a flesh wound."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansongster View Post
    Where did you see it? Doesn't appear to be on Netflix.
    Saw it at Event cinemas at Liverpool.
    Seniors price $10 with morning tea thrown in for nix.

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    Cheers. Didn't realise it was a new release.

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