Murray Whelan, a young political adviser to the Labor Minister for Ethnic Affairs, must play detective when he gets unwillingly dragged into a murder investigation. Based on a popular Australian series of detective books.

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Murray Whelan
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Angelo Agnelli
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Trish
Julian O'Donnell ...
Red Whelan
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Wendy Whelan
Darren Casey ...
Ant
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Lionel Merricks
Tamara Searle ...
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Denis Moore ...
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Susie Dee ...
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George Prataris ...
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Alan Brough ...
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Alan Hopgood ...
Herb Gardiner
Sue Jones ...
Woman Next Door
Ramez Tabit ...
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Murray Whelan, a young political adviser to the Labor Minister for Ethnic Affairs, must play detective when he gets unwillingly dragged into a murder investigation. Based on a popular Australian series of detective books.

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When Murray pokes a hole on his ceiling all the lights go out as he causes a short circuit and blows a fuse. However, a lamp in the corner remains on. This, though unlikely, is possible as the lamp would run off the power circuit on the house rather than the lighting circuit. See more »

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Another great study of the laconic from John Clarke
22 June 2004 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

Throughout Australian Film there are many examples where the nobler characters tend not to say too much. They tend to be quite laconic, resorting to the occasional outburst which might take the form of a diatribe aimed at life's foibles. Murray Whelan, played cleverly by David Wenham, is depicted as one of those characters. His self deprecatory humour is typical of the genre and a breath of fresh air. For me this film exuded Melbourne. Although maybe just a little harsh on the State parliamentarian. Delightfully idiosyncratic. Some of the scenes around the factory were hilarious. Less convincing may have been the villain , Herb Gardner, played by Alan Hopgood, and Lionel Merricks, played by Sam Neill.


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