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Bastard Boys 

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Mini-Series (2007)
The true story about the war on the Australian waterfront, when on the 7th April 1998, Chris Corrigan and the Liberal Government at the time, conspired and illegally dismissed the unionised... See full summary »
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Darren K. Hawkins ...  Mike 1 episode, 2007
Kelly Hetherington Kelly Hetherington ...  Union Guest 1 episode, 2007
Lynne McGregor Lynne McGregor ...  Jenny George 1 episode, 2007
Ivan Topic Ivan Topic ...  Toll Booth Operator 1 episode, 2007
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The true story about the war on the Australian waterfront, when on the 7th April 1998, Chris Corrigan and the Liberal Government at the time, conspired and illegally dismissed the unionised workforce. The series tells the story from both sides, and how the Maritime Union of Australia fought diligently to get the some 2000 sacked workers their jobs back. Written by Keith Mills

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Australia

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English

Release Date:

13 May 2007 (Australia) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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AUD6,500,000 (estimated)
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(2 Parts)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The script, published by Currency Press, won the 2007 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Television Script. See more »

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Great TV Movie
23 December 2012 | by terceiro-2See all my reviews

This is a great TV movie. It explains the events of the Waterfront Dispute very accurately, particularly the legal issues which were not very straight-forward. There were a few inaccuracies - for example, the dramatic scenes in relation to the Australian Endeavour happened at Port Botany and not Webb Dock and the ACCC did not seek fines in its cases against the MUA. However, the most disappointing aspect of the production was the inaccurate claims that the MUA avoided engaging in violence on the docks. There was plenty of violence directed against the non-union laborers and anybody behind the picket lines. I didn't like all the focus on Josh Bornstein - it seemed quite unnecessary to me to focus so much of the movie on one of the legal advisers.


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