Great aussie movie with a good cast and story - cannot believe I had not watched if on tv. I think they may have taken poetic license with the "true story" statement, but still worth watching
This bought back memories of sitting in my Year 7 class in 1969 watching the moon landing. Typical understated Australian movie with throw away lines and droll humour.
Loved this movie; every aspect of it. Would highly recommend a viewing.
A well thought out film about the great scientific achievement that was played out in outback Australia during the moon landing of 1969, this film is fairly typical of low budget Australian films; the story and actors are willing but the market is not. Another odd piece of trivia lies in the first scene in which we are told that '"this is based on a true story." Although tempting to believe, from what I understand, it is not. Parkes was not the site of the reception of telemetry from the Apollo 11 crew. Nonetheless, I think the acting, story and cult-status (within Australian Cinema) of this film elevates it to something truly worth appreciating, for the fact that it informs the audience that ordinary people are the ones who often make the extraordinary things happen, yet go unnoticed. I'd recommend it.
Based on Australia's part in tracking Apollo 11 to the moon. Ruined by writers who give good actors the parts of simpletons to play. No doubt based on the Americans in this film, who have no idea what an Australian is.
A must have Aussie movie in my collection.
thoroughtly enjoyed it, again!
Good Aussie humour. Beats the US junk hands down. Well worth viewing.
The 'Working Dog' team (Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Santo Cilauro and Jane Kennedy), known and loved in this country for their TV series including "Frontline" and "The Panel", make their second foray into feature film (after the cult classic "The Castle") with this charming comedy-drama about four men who were essentially responsible for making sure the world saw Armstrong walk on the moon. Those expecting "The Castle 2" will be surprised - but certainly not disappointed. "The Dish" reaches a wider audience, and was even successful in America: it mixes amazingly perceptive character development with cheeky humour and a huge, world-wide event...there's something here for everyone, although the messages are certainly in sharp contrast to those of Working Dog's first feature, the little people are most definitely being dictated to by the 'big' guys (ie, NASA), though their simple charm and belief in themselves averts any major catastrophe.
How good did these guys do in a country town?
Fanastic Oz movie with an equally fantastic sound track
Somewhat dated now, but, well worth watching from the historical viewpoint. The "famous" Apoollo 11 launch and landing on the moon.
Reasonable acting from all the characters.
Brilliant aussie movie about a magic slice of Australian history.
Not as good as everyone says. See it anyway because it's Australian.