Footy Legends

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Footy Legends
Directed by Khoa Do
Produced by Megan McMurchy
Written by Khoa Do, Anh Do and Suzanne Do
Starring Anh Do
Angus Sampson
Emma Lung
Claudia Karvan
Cinematography Martin McGrath
Edited by Suresh Ayyar
Distributed by Icon Film Distribution & Fortissimo Films
Release date
3 August 2006
Running time
90 minutes
Country Australia
Language English, Vietnamese

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.


Actor Role
Anh Do Luc Vu
Angus Sampson Lloydy
Lisa Saggers Anne
Paul Nakad Walid
Steven Rooke Terry
Emma Lung Jasmyne
Peter Phelps Billy Major
Claudia Karvan Alison Berry
Andrew Voss Himself
Andrew Johns Himself
Rod Wishart Himself
Brett Kenny Himself
Brad Clyde Himself
Cliff Lyons Himself

The film also features cameos from such ex-footballers Rod Wishart, Brett Kenny, Brad Clyde and Cliff Lyons, who play for Double Bay, the team that Vu's Yagoona defeat in the final in the film.[1]

Box office[edit]

Footy Legends grossed $12,557,331 at the box office in Australia.[2]

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