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14 years ago at May 17 23:45
The Dish is a wonderful little movie about a radio telescope in rural Australia that is enlisted by NASA to help broadcast the first moon landing. The people enlisted to help with the telescope run into some issues in the days leading up to the moon walk but they band together to solve those problems. The acting and setting were true to life and they did a great job of capturing the spirit of the ... read more

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13 years, 8 months ago at Sep 5 2:19
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I wouldn't classify this movie as a comedy. Granted there are many, many funny, laugh-out-loud moments, but it is really a story of how a few, quiet, unlikely hero types made a risky decision that meant that those of us who are old enough (and had our noses glued to our tv screens) could witness what I would still call the event of our lifetime. It is a quiet little movie - no car chases, no gun f... read more

Warm, touching and funny Aussie dramedy

6 years, 2 months ago at Feb 21 13:50
Masterminded by the same quartet responsible for 1997's The Castle (Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy), The Dish is another thoroughly delightful Australian drama-comedy, as well as a welcome history lesson that zeroes in on overlooked but important events from 1969. Devoid of big expensive special effects, the charms of The Dish are derived from its astute character work, th... read more
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In the days before the July 19, 1969 space mission that marked humankind's first steps on the moon, NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface. That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned. Based on a true story, The Dish takes a smart, witty, comical look at the differing cultural attitudes between Australia and the U.S. while revisiting one of the greatest events in history.
Release date: 19 October 2000
UPC: 085392124923
Tags: Comedy (5), Australian (5), Drama (3), 2000 (3), Based On A True Story (3), History (2), 2000s (2), Spiritual Cinema (1), Warner Bros. (1), Sort (1), SnP (1), (1)
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Warm, touching and funny Aussie dramedy

“Masterminded by the same quartet responsible for 1997's The Castle (Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy), The Dish is another thoroughly delightful Australian drama-comedy, as well as a welcome history lesson that zeroes in on overlooked but important events from 1969. Devoid of big expensive special effects, the charms of The Dish are derived from its astute character work, the affable ensemble cast, and its dry, typically Aussie sense of humour. But above all of that, the film tells a simple yet amazing true-life story about dedication which will linger in your mind long after the end credits have expired. In short, The Dish is the perfect alternative to generic action blockbusters or dumb, crude American comedies, and it developed into something of an internationally” read more

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"On July 19th, back in 1969, millions and millions of people around the world were able to watch on television the sight of man taking his very first steps on the moon. All due to a radio telescope that was located in a small town called Parkes, in New South Wales, Australia. More specifically, it was a satellite dish that was set right smack dab in the middle of a sheep farm. A setting that is so humblingly ironic, that it was a story that practically wrote itself. With a little bit of embellish"


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"On July 19th, back in 1969, millions and millions of people around the world were able to watch on television the sight of man taking his very first steps on the moon. All due to a radio telescope that was located in a small town called Parkes, in New South Wales, Australia. More specifically, it was a satellite dish that was set right smack dab in the middle of a sheep farm. A setting that is so humblingly ironic, that it was a story that practically wrote itself. With a little bit of embellish"


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" Directed by: Rob Sitch Produced by: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Michael Hirsh, Jane Kennedy, and Rob Sitch Written by: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, and Rob Sitch Cinematography: Graeme Wood Edited by: Jill Bilcock Music by: Edmund Choi Distributed by: Village Roadshow and Warner Bros."


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