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The Efficiency Expert

Year:
Duration:
Argentina:97 min | UK:95 min | USA:85 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama
IMDB rate:
6.3
Director:
Mark Joffe
Awards:
3 wins & 7 nominations
Details
Country: Australia
Release Date: 1992-11-06
Filming Locations: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Earnings
Gross: $101,307 (USA)AUD 1,505,684 (Australia)
Cast
Actor
Character
Anthony Hopkins
Errol Wallace
Ben Mendelsohn
Carey
Alwyn Kurts
Mr. Ball
Bruno Lawrence
Robert, Carey's Father
John Walton
Jerry Finn
Rebecca Rigg
Cheryl Ball
Toni Collette
Wendy Robinson
Russell Crowe
Kim Barry
Angela Punch McGregor
Caroline Wallace
Dan Wyllie
Frank Fletcher
John Flaus
Gordon
Gary Adams
Kevin
Jeff Truman
Ron
Toni Lamond
Mrs. Lorna Ball
Jillian Murray
Ophelia, Carey's Mom (as Jillian Murray)
Jacob Kino
Marvin
Rosie Sturgess
Edna, Ball's Secretary
Nathan Croft
Win
Lesley Baker
Gwen - Carey's Aunt (as Leslie Baker)
Mickey Camilleri
Elsie
Amy Rogers
Ivy
Esme Melville
Rose
Geoff Brooks
Salesman 1
Conor McDermottroe
Salesman 2
George Dixon
Machinist 1
Ron Bergman
Machinist 2
Judith Graham
Jean
Robert Noble
Union Official
James Condon
Executive 1
Lloyd Cunnington
Executive 2
Randall Berger
Amos Lang
Max Fairchild
Mr. Robinson, Wendy's Father
Desirée Smith
Shirley
Tamara Kuldin
Cassandra
Darren Kilpatrick
Julian Wallace
John Farrow
Minister
Ann Rigby
Girl 1
Elizabeth Rule
Girl 2
Billy Baxter
'Cicadas' lead
Goofs
Carey walks past two railway carriages with the word 'VLine' on them. VLine is the trading name of the State Transport Authority. It was formed in 1983 when the Victorian Railways was split into two organisations. However the film is set in the 1960s and Vline did not exist at this time.
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The last scene shows Carey and Wendy on the house roof with the West Gate Bridge in the background. The film is set in the 1960s but construction of the bridge only started in 1968 with the bridge being completed in 1978.
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When the Anthony Hopkins character shows his wife the trophy he won at the slot car race, you can clearly see the tape on the rug that marks her spot in the shot.
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Quotes
Carey's Brother: Hee-hee-hee. Who's Cheryl? Carey: No one you'd know. A model.
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Wallace: Uh, excuse me, please, I'm looking for Mr. Ball's office. [Robert doesn't respond.] Wallace: Mr. Ball's office? [No response. He starts to leave.] Robert: Now, what would be your most direct route? Tell you what. Down this corridor, then left after your third door.
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Carey: Are you going to get married?
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Faq
Q
Chapter Headings, an unofficial version, v1.01:
A
***this may contain SPOILERS***One of many possible sets of chapter headings: * 01=00:00:00.000 - titles - * 02=00:01:28.000 - the youth club - * 03=00:03:23.000 - pruning at Durmack - * 04=00:04:57.000 - racing to Balls - * 05=00:06:19.000 - the consultant, Errol Wallace - * 06=00:11:06.000 - introducing the consultant and the new office girl - * 07=00:14:20.000 - smoke screen - * 08=00:15:10.000 - the consultant starts work - * 09=00:18:39.000 - Carey and Wendy after work - * 10=00:20:19.000 - the consultant at home - * 11=00:21:15.000 - no takeovers dispute at Durmack - * 12=00:22:19.000 - Carey typing verse - * 13=00:23:20.000 - pushing a car on the route to work - * 14=00:24:28.000 - looking for Mr Wallace - * 15=00:29:07.000 - Spotswood slotcar club - * 16=00:30:21.000 - delivering invitations - * 17=00:32:33.000 - Carey starting with the change of job - * 18=00:35:54.000 - half price - * 19=00:36:32.000 - prelude - * 20=00:38:44.000 - manouvering at Durmack - * 21=00:40:22.000 - the evening event - * 22=00:41:59.000 - Kim Barry snooping after hours - * 23=00:42:15.000 - the evening event - * 24=00:44:43.000 - Kim Barry tries for a deal - * 25=00:46:14.000 - the evening event - * 26=00:47:08.000 - Carey and Wendy after - * 27=00:48:45.000 - a brick as a threat - * 28=00:49:30.000 - troubles at Balls - * 29=00:55:18.000 - the Durmack dispute - * 30=00:56:21.000 - ways at Balls - * 31=01:02:52.000 - the consultant at home - * 32=01:05:46.000 - slotcar - * 33=01:12:52.000 - different completions - * 34=01:15:02.000 - Balls - * 35=01:16:41.000 - a completion at Durmack - * 36=01:18:03.000 - the consultant visits Mr Ball - * 37=01:19:45.000 - the cinema - * 38=01:23:14.000 - sense is to leave early - * 39=01:25:42.000 - some strands - * 40=01:29:43.000 - end credits - * 41=01:32:53.000 - end -.000 is a placeholder for the exact time.These are best viewed edited so as to show one chapter per line, if using this for search. There is a copy showing this in the Message board, which is only accessible when logged in. That also includes an OGG version.The OGG version is for if there are players that can work from an external OGG chapters file.
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