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19 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “The Castle”

31 January 2014 No Comment

It’s 10% brains and 95% muscle, the rest is just good luck.

Australians named The Castle as the movie that most accurately represents Australia, in a survey by the Australia Day Council of NSW in 2010.

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Darryl Kerrigan, played by Michael Caton, was also voted the best Aussie movie character ever.

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Working Dog / Via Jenna Guillaume / BuzzFeed

The idea for The Castle came from a three-hour brainstorm between Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, and Jane Kennedy (a.k.a. Working Dog).

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They came up with a bunch of ideas, but decided that a story about a family who lives near an airport was their best.

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It helped that the movie would be “simple” to make, because the members of Working Dog were using their own money to finance it and were on a super tight budget.

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