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Footy legends - Anh Do, Angus Sampson, Paul Nakad, Steven Rooke, Khoa Do

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Tackle life head on.

Set in Sydney's western suburbs, Footy legends tells the story of Luc Vu (Anh Do), a young Vietnamese-Australian man with an obsession about football. Out of work and with welfare authorities threatening to take away his little sister, Luc re-unites his old high school football team to win a competition that could change all their lives.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film sport football Australia family high school Sydney footy comedy welfare rugby league

Persons of interest

  • Anh Do .... Luc Vu
  • Angus Sampson .... Lloydy
  • Lisa Saggers .... Anne
  • Paul Nakad .... Walid
  • Steven Rooke .... Terry
  • Emma Lung .... Jasmyne
  • Peter Phelps .... Billy Major
  • Claudia Karvan .... Alison Berry
  • Hien Nguyen .... Luc's Mother
  • Kevin Vo .... Young Luc
  • Jason McGoldrick .... Boof
  • Shane MacDonald .... Shane
  • Tristian Fereti .... Donald
  • Blayde Foley .... Mickey
  • Dao Minh Sinh .... Granddad
  • Leslie Dayman .... Bob
  • Suzanne Do .... Screenwriter
  • Khoa Do .... Screenwriter
  • Anh Do .... Screenwriter
  • Khoa Do .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Footy legends is a sweet Australian film about Little Aussie Battlers™ doing it tough on Struggle Street™, underdogs not only in the sporting sense but in the social and economic sense, too. And the educational sense. And the sartorial sense. And the hairdressing sense (Jason McGoldrick has the best mullet I've seen in a long time).

There is drama, there is comedy, there are tears, there is footy, there is multiculturalism, there are sausages. There is some excellent product placement (Holden's and Lowes' products are exactly what should be in a film about Yagoona) and some of the funniest product placement you will ever see (You can't beat the name of a local butcher hand-written with texta on a scrap of cloth and gaffer-taped onto a footy shirt). There are correctional facility inmates with more skank than a skanky ho on Skank Island.

Footy legends will leave you teary-eyed and heart-warmed as the underdog overcomes all odds to triumph in the great sporting tradition of sporting underdogs. Fortunately, this is Australia, not Hollywood, so the only girl that the hero gets is his little sister. Uh... that's not as bad as it sounds. Footy legends is worth every cent: see it.

Zen moment: Given that a leg-end is a foot, is this film actually called Footy foot?

[Note to all agents: Agents shall not attempt to be funny, especially Special Agents. - Director of Intelligence.]

Security censorship classification

PG (Mild coarse language, mild sexual references)

Surveillance time

89 minutes (1:29 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 3 August 2006

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