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The castle is really an eyesore bordering the runway of the local airport. The inhabitants, a daffy (and dopey) brood, are led by the father (Caton), who loves the place. But you know the saying: It's the location that counts. And big-buck business interests want to oust the settlers in order to extend the airport runway. Father knows best (or at least better than the rest of his lovably dumb family), so he battles the deep pockets all the way to the Supreme Court.
The film scored big Down Under, and the gentle, quirky comedy should make for a g'day at the U.S. box office.