History Film / TheCastle

31st Jan '16 1:16:47 PM DougSMachina
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Not to be confused with American murder-mystery series ''Series/{{Castle}}'', or the novel ''The Castle'' by Creator/FranzKafka.

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Not to be confused with American murder-mystery series ''Series/{{Castle}}'', or the novel ''The Castle'' by Creator/FranzKafka. Or castles as a setting, which mostly HauntedCastle.
2nd Nov '15 8:36:26 PM JMPear
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* Bookends: "My name is Dale Kerrigan, and this is my story..."

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* Bookends: BookEnds: "My name is Dale Kerrigan, and this is my story..."
2nd Nov '15 8:35:51 PM JMPear
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* BookEnds: "My name is Dale Kerrigan, and this is my story..."

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* BookEnds: Bookends: "My name is Dale Kerrigan, and this is my story..."
27th Oct '15 5:33:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The whole parallel between Darryl's struggle and [[{{Mabo}} Aboriginal land rights.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The whole parallel between Darryl's struggle and [[{{Mabo}} Aboriginal land rights.]]
8th May '15 7:45:34 PM AgentTasmania
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** Also, since Wayne's incarceration, guns. The one time we see Darryl get truly angry at a member of his beloved family is when Steve brandishes a gun.

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** Also, since Wayne's incarceration, guns. The one time we see Darryl get truly angry at a member of his beloved family is when Steve brandishes ejects a gun.goon from their property at gunpoint.
28th Feb '15 3:41:06 AM jormis29
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* ShoutOut: To iconic Aussie TV shows HeyHeyItsSaturday and ThePriceIsRight. Both were still on the air at the time.

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* ShoutOut: To iconic Aussie TV shows HeyHeyItsSaturday ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday'' and ThePriceIsRight.''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. Both were still on the air at the time.
16th Dec '14 11:39:05 PM mlsmithca
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* BerserkButton: In one of the court scenes, the opposing lawyer refers to the Kerrigans' home as a 'dwelling' in a tone of voice that makes it clear that he's using the most courtroom-acceptable term he can think of for it. Darryl hotly rebuts that if there were more homes like his- and the opposing lawyer cuts him off and says that if there were, the jails would be full of people like his son. Darryl goes berserk and the judge tells the opposing lawyer to stop being a dick.
** Also, (since Wayne's incarceration), guns. The one time we see Darryl get truly angry at a member of his beloved family is when Steve brandishes a gun.

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* BerserkButton: ArtisticLicenseLaw: Averted for ''most'' of the film. Only during Lawrence's RousingSpeech to the High Court do we get a break from reality, and an appeal to emotion - that even fair monetary compensation can never be "just terms" for the acquisition of your cherished family home and its irreplaceable value. Unfortunately, that's taking things a little too literally. in RealLife money is basically regarded as the best form of compensation under the law.
* BerserkButton:
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In one of the court scenes, the opposing lawyer refers to the Kerrigans' home as a 'dwelling' in a tone of voice that makes it clear that he's using the most courtroom-acceptable term he can think of for it. Darryl hotly rebuts that if there were more homes like his- his - and the opposing lawyer cuts him off and says that if there were, the jails would be full of people like his son. Darryl goes berserk and the judge tells the opposing lawyer to stop being a dick.
** Also, (since since Wayne's incarceration), incarceration, guns. The one time we see Darryl get truly angry at a member of his beloved family is when Steve brandishes a gun.



* CatchPhrase: "Tell him he's dreamin'!" (Darryl's advice to Steve whenever a ''Trading Post'' seller's asking price is too high)

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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"Tell him he's dreamin'!" (Darryl's advice to Steve whenever a ''Trading Post'' seller's asking price is too high)



** "How's the serenity?" (*bug fried by zapper*/*plane flies overhead*/*motorboat zooms past*)

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** "How's the serenity?" (*bug ''(bug fried by zapper*/*plane zapper/plane flies overhead*/*motorboat overhead/motorboat zooms past*)past)''



* ConsolationPrize: Tracey doesn't go home empty handed from ThePriceIsRight. "She still managed to come home with a tumble-dryer and drill set!"

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* ConsolationPrize: Tracey doesn't go home empty handed from ThePriceIsRight.''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. "She still managed to come home with a tumble-dryer and drill set!"



* OddFriendship: Darryl and Lawrence, who couldn't come from more different origins regarding class or education but eventually bond over their love of family and fishing.

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* OddFriendship: OddFriendship:
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Darryl and Lawrence, who couldn't come from more different origins regarding class or education but eventually bond over their love of family and fishing.



* RunningGag: The reason the movie's CatchPhrases are so memorable.
--> '''Dale:''' "Dad? I dug another hole."

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* RunningGag: The reason the movie's CatchPhrases {{Catch Phrase}}s are so memorable.
--> '''Dale:''' "Dad? Dad? I dug another hole."hole.
* SelfDeprecation: Portrays typical lower-class Australians as being [[WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons moronic]], simple, naive, racially ignorant and politically incorrect. Australians love it. Although the Kerrigans are racially ignorant, ignorance is repeatedly shown to be correctible - Daryl learns a little Greek to talk to his in-laws and comes to a deeper understanding of the Native Title issue as a result of his struggles in the film.
* ShoutOut: To iconic Aussie TV shows HeyHeyItsSaturday and ThePriceIsRight. Both were still on the air at the time.
* ShownTheirWork: The power of compulsory acquisition is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_51(xxxi) genuine Constitutional power]] in Australia. The characters cite real-life Constitutional law cases as both sources of inspiration and in courtroom argument. In addition, Darryl's case follows the correct hierarchy of appeals for decisions made under federal power (Administrative Appeals Tribunal; Federal Court; High Court on a question of Constitutional law). The film is often taught in Australian high school classes on Legal Studies because of its constitutional themes. Two of the film's four credited writers ([[RunningGag Snato Ghauro]] and Tom Gleisner) are both lawyers by training.
* ThereIsNoHigherCourt: Averted. Darryl's decision is appealed all the way up to the High Court of Australia (the USA's equivalent, and that of the UK too due to the recent reforms[[note]] which involved sorting out some of that 'separation of powers' mess that The Westminster System involves. They gave the dozen or so 'Law Lords' of the High Court new titles and a new building, as well as booting them out of the House of Lords at the Westminster Parliament. Though retired Supreme Court judges are still called upon to serve in the House of Lords, this technically means that the UK's Judiciary is no longer merged its Legislature. However, the de-facto position of Prime Minister (who wields Her Majesty's powers on her behalf as per The Royal Prerogative) continues to confuse the role of Executive and Legislature[[/note]], would be the Supreme Court).
* ThisIsMyStory: Quoted by Dale (it's not) as part of the running gag about his obliviousness.



* ShownTheirWork: The power of compulsory acquisition is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_51(xxxi) genuine Constitutional power]] in Australia. The characters cite real-life Constitutional law cases as both sources of inspiration and in courtroom argument. In addition, Darryl's case follows the correct hierarchy of appeals for decisions made under federal power (Administrative Appeals Tribunal; Federal Court; High Court on a question of Constitutional law). The film is often taught in Australian high school classes on Legal Studies because of its constitutional themes.
** Two of the films four credited writers ([[RunningGag Snato Ghauro]] and Tom Gleisner) are both lawyers by training.
* SelfDeprecation: Portrays typical lower-class Australians as being [[WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons moronic]], simple, naive, racially ignorant and politically incorrect. Australians love it.
** Although the Kerrigans are racially ignorant, ignorance is repeatedly shown to be correctible - Daryl learns a little Greek to talk to his in-laws and comes to a deeper understanding of the Native Title issue as a result of his struggles in the film.
* ShoutOut: To iconic Aussie TV shows HeyHeyItsSaturday and ThePriceIsRight. Both were still on the air at the time.
* ThereIsNoHigherCourt: Averted. Darryl's decision is appealed all the way up to the High Court of Australia (the USA's equivalent, and that of the UK too due to the recent reforms[[note]] which involved sorting out some of that 'separation of powers' mess that The Westminster System involves. They gave the dozen or so 'Law Lords' of the High Court new titles and a new building, as well as booting them out of the House of Lords at the Westminster Parliament. Though retired Supreme Court judges are still called upon to serve in the House of Lords, this technically means that the UK's Judiciary is no longer merged its Legislature. However, the de-facto position of Prime Minister (who wields Her Majesty's powers on her behalf as per The Royal Prerogative) continues to confuse the role of Executive and Legislature[[/note]], would be the Supreme Court).
* ThisIsMyStory: Quoted by Dale (it's not) as part of the running gag about his obliviousness.



* YouFailLawForever: Averted for ''most'' of the film. Only during Lawrence's RousingSpeech to the High Court do we get a break from reality, and an appeal to emotion - that even fair monetary compensation can never be "just terms" for the acquisition of your cherished family home and its irreplaceable value. Unfortunately, that's taking things a little too literally. in RealLife money is basically regarded as the best form of compensation under the law.
13th Dec '14 6:25:48 PM tsstevens
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Regardless of the conclusion of the film and Darryls beliefs, the developers are correct and would win in any real life court case; the principle in question is one of the fundamentals of English common law shared by Australia, America, and many other nations, and expansion of transit access like an airport terminal is a noncontroversial application. Without it, essential projects like transit, utilities, and disaster prevention and mitigation would be extremely hampered. Similarly, sentiment as an inherently subjective value is useless in law, or anyone could claim to love their house dearly, and only 10 million in cash could mitigate its loss.
8th Dec '14 11:49:19 PM goingmerry27
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* LandDownunder: Of course, but ''The Castle'' is probably a hundred times more genuine to the Aussie way of life than ''Film/CrocodileDundee''.

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* LandDownunder: LandDownUnder: Of course, but ''The Castle'' is probably a hundred times more genuine to the Aussie way of life than ''Film/CrocodileDundee''.
4th Oct '14 11:48:14 PM Westrim
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Regardless of the conclusion of the film and Darryls beliefs, the developers are correct and would win in any real life court case; the principle in question is one of the fundamentals of English common law shared by Australia, America, and many other nations, and expansion of transit access like an airport terminal is a noncontroversial application. Without it, essential projects like transit, utilities, and disaster prevention and mitigation would be extremely hampered. Similarly, sentiment as an inherently subjective value is useless in law, or anyone could claim to love their house dearly, and only 10 million in cash could mitigate its loss.
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