It's the biggest event since sheep invented wool! Apollo 11's astronauts will walk on the moon - and the 1,000 ton satellite dish in tiny, sheep farming Parkes, Australia, will beam the event globally. But as giddy citizens prepare for the moment when the world will depend on them, the dish flatlines. And its quirky Aussie crew and by-the-book NASA supervisor from the U.S. have very different ideas about how to fix it. A culture clash of comic proportions erupts in this fact-based tale of how the biggest televised event in history was almost not televised. 'The Dish' with Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton and others portraying a spirited array of techies and townies, "will send you to the moon and back laughing" (Bruce Kirkland, 'The Toronto Sun').

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The Dish (2000)

PG-13

Comedy · 1h 41m · 4/27/2001

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It's the biggest event since sheep invented wool! Apollo 11's astronauts will walk on the moon - and the 1,000 ton satellite dish in tiny, sheep farming Parkes, Australia, will beam the event globally. But as giddy citizens prepare for the moment when the world will depend on them, the dish flatlines. And its quirky Aussie crew and by-the-book NASA supervisor from the U.S. have very different ideas about how to fix it. A culture clash of comic proportions erupts in this fact-based tale of how the biggest televised event in history was almost not televised. 'The Dish' with Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton and others portraying a spirited array of techies and townies, "will send you to the moon and back laughing" (Bruce Kirkland, 'The Toronto Sun').

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

Australia

Production Companies

Working Dog, Distant Horizons, Dish Film Ltd., Dish Film Productions, The, Village Roadshow Pictures

Revenue

$2,252,970
Part Of
Cast
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Sam Neill

Cliff Buxton
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Patrick Warburton

Al Burnett
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Billy Mitchell

Cameron
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Rosalind Hammond

Miss Nolan (as Roz Hammond)
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Christopher-Robin Street

Damien
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Luke Keltie

Graeme
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Naomi Wright

Melanie
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Ben Wright-Smith

Nicholas
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Beverley Dunn

Secretary (voice)
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Grant Thompson

Mr. Callen
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Bille Brown

Prime Minister
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Bernard Curry

Newspaper Reporter
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Kevin Harrington

Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell
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Tom Long

Glenn Latham
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Roy Billing

Mayor Robert 'Bob' McIntyre
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Andrew S. Gilbert

Len Purvis
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Matthew Moore

Keith Morrison
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Kerry Walker

Pearl
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Denise Roberts

Bronwyn
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Jeff Keogh

Ray
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Jason Ritterman

Adrian Hobbs
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Alexander Zent

Lead Guitarist
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Rowan Macartney

Trumpet
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Aidan Macartney

Trombone
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Jarrod Factor

Drummer
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Oliver McGill

Pianist
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Genevieve Mooy

May McIntyre
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Marilyn O'Donnell

Melva
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Jane Menelaus

Gwen
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Lenka Kripac

Marie McIntyre
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John Flaus

Ron
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Carl Snell

Billy McIntyre
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Eliza Szonert

Janine Kellerman
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Tayler Kane

Rudi Kellerman
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Neil Pigot

Journalist
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Darren Davidson

Camera Person
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Simon Donaldson

Sound Person
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John McMartin

U.S. Ambassador Howard
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Frank Bennett

Barry Steele
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Randall Berger

Ambassador's Aide
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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Reverend Loftus
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Mal Walden

ABC Journalist (voice)
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Rod McNeil

Radio Newsreader (voice)
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Alister Paterson

ABC TV Newsreader
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Colette Mann

Betty the Bush Poet
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Susan Ward

Female Print Journalist
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Roger Crisp

Male Reporter
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Buzz Aldrin

Himself (archive footage)
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Neil Armstrong

Himself (archive footage)
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Michael Collins

Himself (archive footage)
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John Glenn

Himself (archive footage)
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Nicholas Bell

TV Scientist (uncredited)
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Walter Cronkite

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Hubert H. Humphrey

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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John F. Kennedy

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Richard Nixon

Himself (archive footage) (voice) (uncredited)
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Sir Eric Pearce

Himself (TV Newsreader) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Santo Cilauro

Writer
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Rob Sitch

Director
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Tom Gleisner

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Dish

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/13/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

The Dish

(DVD, Snapper)

8/31/2001

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