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Wills and Burke – Garry McDonald DVD


Parody of historical epics that focuses on real-life Australian explorers William John Wills and Robert O’Hara Burkes, who tragically tried to cross the Australian continent from the south, to the north, a distance of 3,250 km.


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In the spirit of Blazing Saddles and Life of Brian comes this parody of the two 19th-century Australian explorers who embarked on an ill-fated expedition across the Australian continent.

In December 1860 Robert O’Hara Burke (Garry McDonald, Norman Gunston, Ginger Meggs) and William John Wills ., (Kim Gyngell, Boulevard of Broken Dreams) set out from Melbourne with a large caravan of people and supplies.
Intending to reach the northern coast and the Gulf of Carpenteria, a distance of 3,250 km, only one returned alive from the 19 men who started the trek. This is their. story…

Released in 1985 two weeks before Graeme Clifford `s straight-faced Burke & Wills, this absurdist parody of the legendarily disastrous Australian expedition became a cult hit in the home video era. Starring Nicole Kidman in her first adult role and cameos from Jonathan Hardy (Death Warmed Up), Peter Collingwood (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Chris Hayward (Razorback), comedian Mark Little and Colin Hay.

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