The Dish
Country of Origin: Australia
Production year: 2000
Director: Rob Sitch
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085392-124923
Running time: 1:41 (101 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: August 31, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#512)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 05, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
It's the biggest event since sheep invented wool! Apollo 11's astronauts will walk on the moon – and the 1,000-ton satellite dish in tiny, sheep farming Parkes, Australia, will beam the event globally. But as giddy citizens prepare for the moment when the world will depend on them, the dish flatlines. And its quirky Aussie crew and by-the-book NASA supervisor from the U.S. have very different ideas about how to fix it.

A culture clash of comic proportions erupts in this fact-based tale of how the biggest televised event in history was almost not televised. The Dish with Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton and others portraying a spirited array of techies and townies, "will send you to the moon and back laughing" (Bruce Kirkland, The Toronto Sun).
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros.
 • Distant Horizon
 • Working Dog
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Rob Sitch....Director
Writing
Santo Cilauro....Writer
Tom Gleisner....Writer
Jane Kennedy....Writer
Rob Sitch....Writer
Production
Santo Cilauro....Producer
Tom Gleisner....Producer
Jane Kennedy....Producer
Rob Sitch....Producer
Michael Hirsh....Producer
Cinematography
Graeme Wood....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Jill Bilcock....Film Editor
Music
Edmund Choi....Composer
Sound
Philippe Decrausaz....Sound
Roger Savage....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Carrie Kennedy....Production Designer
Ben Morieson....Art Director
Kitty Stuckey....Costume Designer
Caroline Styles....Make-up Artist
Cast
Sam Neill....Cliff
Billy Mitchell....Cameron
Roz Hammond....Miss Nolan
Christopher-Robin Street....Damien
Luke Keltie....Graeme
Naomi Wright....Melanie
Ben Wright-Smith....Nicholas
Beverley Dunn....Secretary v/o (voice)
Grant Thompson....Mr Callen
Bille Brown....Prime Minister
Bernard Curry....Newspaper Reporter
Kevin Harrington....Mitch
Tom Long....Glenn Latham
Patrick Warburton....Al Burnett
Roy Billing....Bob McIntyre
Andrew S. Gilbert....Len Purvis
Matthew Moore....Keith Morrison
Kerry Walker....Pearl
Denise Roberts....Bronwyn
Jeff Keogh....Ray
Jason Ritterman....Adrian Hobbs
Alexander Zent....Lead Guitarist
Rowan Macartney....Trumpet
Aidan Macartney....Trombone
Jarrod Factor....Drummer
Oliver McGill....Pianist
Genevieve Mooy....May
Marilyn O'Donnell....Melva
Jane Menelaus....Gwen
Lenka Kripac....Marie
John Flaus....Ron
Carl Snell....Billy
Eliza Szonert....Janine
Tayler Kane....Rudi
Neil Pigot....Journalist
Darren Davidson....Camera Person
Simon Donaldson....Sound Person
John McMartin....U.S. Ambassador
Frank Bennett....Barry Steele
Randall Berger....Ambassadors Aide
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell....Reverend Loftus
Mal Walden....ABC Journalist v/o (voice)
Rod McNeil....Radio Newsreader v/o (voice)
Alister Paterson....ABC TV Newsreader
Colette Mann....Betty the Bush Poet
Susan Ward....Female Print Journalist
Roger Crisp....Male Reporter
Nicholas Bell....TV Scientist (uncredited)
Walter Cronkite....Himself (archive) (uncredited)
Hubert H. Humphrey....Himself (archive) (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy....Himself (archive) (uncredited)
Richard Nixon....Himself (archive) (uncredited, voice)
Sir Eric Pearce....Himself (News) (archive) (uncredited)