A hilarious and heartfelt story in the tradition of The Castle, Last Cab to Darwin and Ali’s Wedding
The township of Bodgy Creek has seen better days: the population is dwindling, jobs are scarce and litter has built up around the fading Tidy Town sign. The next victim of the town's decline is cash-strapped footy club, The Roosters. Barely able to field a team, the club is reeling from news that their clubrooms have been condemned due to asbestos contamination.
A left field solution to their woes comes in the form of former football star Troy Carrington. Having fallen out with the community over leading protests that led to the closure of the local timber mill, Troy is living like a hermit on the town's fringe. However, he is coaxed into coaching after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil. Teaming up with Neil's mum Angie, who is running a nearby refugee support centre, they conspire to recruit refugees to save the team. However, the plan is not well received by Neil's grandad and Club President Bull Barlow, who leads a concerted protest to undermine the refugee's settlement.
"The Merger has a massive heart, and it's unequivocally in the right place." - FILMINK
"deserves to go straight to the pool room alongside The Castle and, more recently, Ali's Wedding" - STUDENT EDGE
Cast: Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, John Howard, Fayssal Bazzi
Director: Mark Grentell
Wednesday, 24 October 2018: 2:40 PM (ends 4:25 PM) Reserve
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