Merger, The

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 (Damian Callinan) 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 (Rafferty Grierson). Teaming up with Neil's mum Angie (Kate Mulvany), 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 (John Howard), who leads a concerted protest to undermine the refugee’s settlement.

Filled with belly-shaking laughs and love for not only football but our fellow humans who come to Australia to escape horror and find a home, THE MERGER is an Aussie comedy to treasure.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating M
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 103
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