Last Cab to Darwin is an Australian comedy-drama directed and produced by Jeremy Sims and based on the 2003 play written by Reg Cribb. Starring Michael Caton, Jacki Weaver, Ningali Lawford, Mark Coles Smith and Emma Hamilton. Cameo roles with John Howard and David Field. Central to the plot is the controversial theme of voluntary euthanasia.
If you get the chance to sit down and watch Last Cab to Darwin, both Ann and I highly recommend it. This movie is not suitable for children, as it covers the topic of euthanasia. However the beautiful vast Australian desert landscape is shown as part of the journey to Darwin. It is a great story, well written an well acted as you would expect from this cast. The biggest acting surprises for me were both Ningali Lawford and Mark Coles Smith. They did an excellent job and their characters were very funny. If you see it on your local video store shelf or stumble across it through an online streaming service, certainly watch it.
Bad Eggs is a 2003 Australian comedy movie, written and directed by Tony Martin. Starring Mick Molloy, Bob Franklin and Judith Lucy. Also starring Alan Brough, Bill Hunter, Marshall Napier, Nicholas Bell, Steven Vidler, Shaun Micallef, Robyn Nevin, Brett Swain, Denis Moore and Pete Smith having supporting roles.
Bad Eggs is an enjoyable movie and I’ve loved this movie for years. I’ve enjoyed all of Tony Martins work, from his early televisions work, radio, books and all of his feature length movies. The DVD commentary is quite informative from a movie makers perspective, which is something I always find fascinating. Having a Directors commentary is one of many deciding factors when it comes down to buying a movie or just renting it. The DVD commentary was excellent. If you want to know what a boring and uninformative Directors commentary sounds like, listen to the Die Hard commentary. Absolutely great movie, terrible Directors commentary.
Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are two undercover detectives with the Zero Tollereance Unit (ZTU) attracting way too much publicity when they discover corruption within the police unit they working for.
We hope you enjoyed listening to this episode of the Sound of Movies – Last Cab to Darwin and Bad Eggs. This episode of The Sound of Movies was broadcast from the Gippsland FM studios on Saturday January 30th 2016 at 12pm. If you have any questions about the Sound of Movies, please feel free to contact either Ashley Wincer or Ann Pulbrook by e-mail. You can follow the Sound of Movies on Facebook, Twitter or subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes. Thank-you.