• The Dish (2001)

The Dish

Release Date: March 14th, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 31st, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

The true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA's alarm, the unconventional Aussie team -- led by Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) -- are the world's only hope for receiving the historic images of man's first steps on the moon. With help from the colorful cast of local characters, the crew struggles to overcome a series of mishaps.

Cast: Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Patrick Warburton, Genevieve Mooy, Tayler Kane, Bille Brown, Roy Billing

Director: Rob Sitch

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Village Roadshow Pictures, Dish Film Ltd., Working Dog Productions, Distant Horizon

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: 1960s , Small town , Amusing , Wife , Underdog , Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It placed second for the People's Choice Award at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival--after "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." That's about right. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Apollo 11's mission was a singular chapter in the story of mankind; The Dish finds a whimsical, winning way of telling it anew.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Amusing, compelling and technologically fascinating tale.

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