|Directed by||Khoa Do|
|Produced by||Megan McMurchy|
|Written by||Khoa Do, Anh Do and Suzanne Do|
|Edited by||Suresh Ayyar|
|Distributed by||Icon Film Distribution & Fortissimo Films|
|3 August 2006|
Footy Legends is a 2006 Australian film, directed and co-written by Khoa Do, produced by Megan McMurchy, starring Khoa's older brother Anh Do, Angus Sampson, Emma Lung and Claudia Karvan. It was filmed in and around Sydney, Australia, mostly in the western suburbs. Footy Legends was released in Australia on 3 August 2006.
Set in Sydney's western suburbs, Footy Legends tells the story of Luc Vu (Anh Do), a young Vietnamese Australian man with an obsession about rugby league football. Out of work and with welfare authorities threatening to take away his little sister (Lisa Saggers), because their parents are dead and Luc is deemed incapable of being a responsible guardian, Luc re-unites his old Yagoona High School "footy" team—whose members are now facing social problems such as long-term unemployment, drug addictions, the after-effects of teenage parenting—and wins a competition that offers a Holden Ute and a modelling job for Lowes Menswear as its prize. It is mostly comedy which is underpinned with serious social issues affecting western Sydney.
The film features Vietnamese-language dialogue between Vu, Anne, and their aged grandfather.
|Anh Do||Luc Vu|
|Peter Phelps||Billy Major|
|Claudia Karvan||Alison Berry|
Footy Legends grossed $12,557,331 at the box office in Australia.
- Maddox, Gary (26 July 2007). "Lights, camera, scrum feed: league hits the big screen". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
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