The Dish

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  • PG-13
It's the biggest event since sheep invented wool! Apollo 11's astronauts will walk on the moon—and the 1,000-ton satellite dish in tiny, sheep-farming Parkes, Australia, will beam that historic first step around the globe. But as giddy citizens prepare... read more

It's the biggest event since sheep invented wool! Apollo 11's astronauts will walk on the moon—and the 1,000-ton satellite dish in tiny, sheep-farming Parkes, Australia, will beam that historic first step around the globe. But as giddy citizens prepare for the moment when the entire world will depend on them, the dish flatlines. And its unconventional Aussie crew and its by-the-book NASA supervisor from the U.S. have very different ideas about how to fix it. A culture clash of cosmic proportions erupts in this fact-based tale of how the biggest televised event in history was almost not televised. The Dish, with Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld) and others in a skilled ensemble portraying a spirited array of techies and townies "will send you to the moon and back laughing" (Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun).

Original Release

10/19/2000

US Release

03/14/2001

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Cast

Sam Neill Cliff / Cliff Buxton - Dish Master
Patrick Warburton Al Burnett / Al Burnett - From NASA
Kevin Harrington Mitch / Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell - Maneuvers
Tom Long Glenn Latham / Glenn Latham - Electronics
Eliza Szonert Janine / Janine Kellerman - The Girl
Tayler Kane Rudi / Rudi Kellerman - Safeguard
Bille Brown Prime Minister
John McMartin U.S. Ambassador Howard / U.S. Ambassador
Roy Billing Mayor Robert 'Bob' McIntyre / Bob McIntyre
Genevieve Mooy May / May McIntyre - The Mom
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Rob Sitch

Writers

Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy

Cast

Sam Neill Cliff / Cliff Buxton - Dish Master
Patrick Warburton Al Burnett / Al Burnett - From NASA
Kevin Harrington Mitch / Ross 'Mitch' Mitchell - Maneuvers
Tom Long Glenn Latham / Glenn Latham - Electronics
Eliza Szonert Janine / Janine Kellerman - The Girl
Tayler Kane Rudi / Rudi Kellerman - Safeguard
Bille Brown Prime Minister
John McMartin U.S. Ambassador Howard / U.S. Ambassador
Roy Billing Mayor Robert 'Bob' McIntyre / Bob McIntyre
Genevieve Mooy May / May McIntyre - The Mom
Carl Snell Billy / Billy McIntyre - The Kid
Matthew Moore Keith Morrison / Keith Morrison - The Soldier
Roz Hammond Miss Nolan / Miss Nolan - Teacher
Christopher-Robin Street Damien / Damien - Student
Luke Keltie Graeme / Graeme - Student
Naomi Wright Melanie / Melanie - Student
Ben Wright-Smith Nicholas
Bernard Curry Newspaper Reporter / Reporter
Beverley Dunn Secretary v / o / Sekretärin
Lenka Marie / Marie McIntyre - The Teenager

Producers

Editors

Jill Bilcock

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