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|Directed by||Ted Emery|
|Produced by||Marc Gracie
|Distributed by||Roadshow Entertainment|
|Release dates||29 April 1999|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting work, the two fear immigration officers. McKeown happens to get selected as the bachelor on a TV dating game and wins a trip to Queensland just as the pair's apartment is raided by immigration. McKee escapes just in time and joins his friend. Meanwhile, the IRA leader is sent to Australia in a witness protection program after he gives up some of his former colleagues. The two then spend the remainder of the movie being pursued by the immigration officers and the vengeful IRA head.
In a review in the long-running SBS Australian TV program, The Movie Show, cinema critic David Stratton described the film as an only intermittently funny road movie. Margaret Pomeranz agreed, finding the script underdeveloped, and the film itself "good-natured but really incredibly mundane".
The Craic grossed $5,265,935 at the box office in Australia.
- David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz (1999). "Craic, The". SBS Television. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
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