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Encyclopedia > Barry McKenzie Holds His Own
Barry McKenzie holds his own

Bonzar Widescreen Collectors' Edition (Region 4 DVD)
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Written by Bruce Beresford,
Barry Humphries
Starring Barry Crocker,
Barry Humphries,
Donald Pleasance,
Dick Bentley
Release date(s) 1972
Running time 93 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own is the 1974 sequel to the 1972 Australian comedy film The Adventures of Barry McKenzie. Returning from the original film is Barry Crocker in the title role, as well as Barry Humphries in the role of Barry's grandmother, Dame Edna. Also returning in the director's chair is Bruce Beresford. Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Australian film director, writer, and producer. ... Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Australian film director, writer, and producer. ... John Barry Humphries AO (b. ... Barry Crocker is an Australian singer who has been performing for decades. ... John Barry Humphries AO (b. ... Donald Pleasence (October 5, 1919 - February 2, 1995) was a British actor. ... Dick Bentley was an Australian comedian and actor. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The Adventures of Barry McKenzie is a 1972 Australian film starring Barry Crocker, telling the story of an Australian yobbo on his travels to the United Kingdom. ... Barry Crocker is an Australian singer who has been performing for decades. ... John Barry Humphries AO (b. ... Dame Edna Everage is a character played by Barry Humphries. ... Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Australian film director, writer, and producer. ...


Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The film continues directly where it's prequel ended with Barry McKenzie (Barry Crocker) and his grandmother Dame Edna returning home to Australia from England via airplane. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Fixed-wing aircraft is a term used to refer to what are more commonly known as aeroplanes in Commonwealth English (excluding Canada) or airplanes in North American English. ...


During the flight two henchmen of Count von Plasma (Donald Pleasance) (a Dracula-type ruler of an isolated and unnamed Eastern European nation) mistake Dame Edna for the Queen of England and kidnap her during their brief stopover in Paris - believing that she will draw tourists to their country. Donald Pleasence (October 5, 1919 - February 2, 1995) was a British actor. ... Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, and the name of its primary character, the vampire Count Dracula. ... The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen-in-Parliament) legislative power. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


It is then up to Barry, his Parisian ex-pat Aussie friend "Col the Frog" (Dick Bentley) and his other ex-pat mates in France and England to team up and rescue Edna. An expatriate (in abbreviated form expat) is someone temporarily or permanently in a country and culture other than that of their upbringing and/or legal residence. ... Dick Bentley was an Australian comedian and actor. ...

Spoilers end here.

Trivia

The then Prime Minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam, along with his wife, made cameo appearances as themselves greeting Barry's arrival home towards the end of the film. Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam (, pronounced Goff), Australian politician and 21st Prime Minister of Australia. ...


 
 

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