The Big Steal 1990
The third feature from husband-and-wife team Nadia Tass and David Parker has a low-key charm that’s appealing, and a couple of riotously funny scenes.

Ben Mendelsohn is Danny, a shy 18-year-old who wants two things: to own a Jaguar and to date Joanna (Claudia Karvan). Danny’s father (Marshall Napier in a rich comic performance) gives him a car for his birthday, but it’s a 1963 Nissan Cedric the family has owned for years. Danny decides to trade this in for a 1973 Jag in time for his first date.
Trouble is that car dealer Gordon Farkas (Steve Bisley giving a splendidly sleazy performance) is a crook who’s switched engines on Danny. He and his mates decide to hit back and get revenge against the sleazy dealer.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:39:53 | 41.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Nadia Tass
Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier, Damon Herriman, Angelo D'Angelo, Tim Robertson, Maggie King
Country: Australia
Genre: Comedy

• Audio commentary with David Parker moderated by film buff Paul Harris (2021)
• Audio commentary with Nadia Tass and David Parker (2003)
• “Filmmakers Featurette with Nadia Tass and David Parker” (22:29)
• Cast Interviews 1990 & 2003
-- Ben Mendelsohn 2003 (16:03)
-- Claudia Karvan & Ben Mendelsohn 1990 (14:10)
-- Claudia Karvan 2003 (16:06)
-- Steve Bisley 1990 (16:11)
-- Steve Bisley 2003 (19:17)
• Original Cast Audition Tapes: Angelo D’Angelo, Claudia Karvan, and Damon Herriman (7:48)
• “Where Was It Filmed?” featurette (14:56)
• Original Theatrical Trailer (1:43)