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The Life of Harry Dare (1995)

Harry Dare (John Moore) is a shambolic Adelaide private investigator. He's still not certain why he's in the business; perhaps to understand his father's disappearance, 20 years earlier? ... See full summary »

Director:

Aleksi Vellis

Writer:

Gerald Thompson
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Moore John Moore ... Harry Dare
Nicholas Hope ... Kevin
Tommy Lewis ... Harry's Father
Ullie Birve Ullie Birve ... Gina
Don Barker Don Barker ... Sergeant
Aaron Wilton ... Jim
Tony Briggs ... Dan
Justin Braine Justin Braine ... Max
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tania Fisher ... Cafe Patron
Neill Gladwin Neill Gladwin ... Neighbour
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Storyline

Harry Dare (John Moore) is a shambolic Adelaide private investigator. He's still not certain why he's in the business; perhaps to understand his father's disappearance, 20 years earlier? But now Harry's got a real case: who stole his father's old Kombi van, nicked (oddly) just after Harry finished restoring it? Director Vellis's detective yarn both delights in the idea of a Kaurna Aboriginal man making ends meet as a private eye and in how Harry's crime-solving smarts seem to grow directly from his resilience as an Indigenous Australian. Written by NFSA

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Trouble chased him like a curse

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Comedy

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1995 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD1,250,000 (estimated)
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Infinity Pictures See more »
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Color
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Actor Aaron Wilton received an 'introducing' credit. See more »

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Harry must find his stolen Kombi van and himself in the process.Harry must find his stolen Kombi van and himself in the process.
14 May 2000 | by dannyllSee all my reviews

Harry has always been troubled by the disappearance of his father and as he tramps the mean streets of Port Adelaide, in his quest to locate his stolen Kombi van he may just discover more than what he expected to. A young Nungah - in fact any child - needs a father, a fact his own son, the wonderfully precocious Jim is all too painfully aware of. If only reality could be this charming, it is always sunny, everyone has perfect smiles and even the coppers have their good side. Unfortunately for the Australian Aborigines, this has not always been the case. Harry is aware of past injustices, but it is the present one he is more concerned about and Harry is quite the man-of-action when it comes to doing something about it. If you are one of those people who switch off as soon as the credits roll - don't - or you will miss a splendid version of "Melting Pot" by James Reyne.


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