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THE GAMES

Year of release
1998

This is another classic Aussie comedy from the ABC, like Frontline and more recently Kath and Kim. It is the mockumentary masterpiece of Melbourne's Kiwi-born comedian John Clarke, whose alter ego Fred Dagg originally earned him fame in New Zealand during the 1970's.

John Clarke plays John Clarke, head of administration and logistics at the Sydney 2000 Olympics organising committee. He must overcome many trivial obstacles in getting the event organised by 2000 while having a camera following him around.

He leads a team that includes marketing and liaison manager Gina Riley, budgeting manager Bryan Dawe, and the Minister of the Games' secretary Nicholas Bell. Many of the events that happened in The Games happened a couple of weeks later in real life.

By Michael Sergel.

Length
30 minutes
Production companies
ABC
Beyond Productions
Country
Australia
Censorship rating
Unknown
Tagline
None
 
John Clarke Himself
Gina Riley Herself
Bryan Dawe Himself
Nicholas Bell Himself