THE BIG STEAL
ABC1, Tuesday, 11.40pm, M ( 1990)
Ben Mendelsohn ( Animal Kingdom, pictured) stars in this sweetly charming and irresistibly funny story as working- class Melbourne teenager Danny who buys a second- hand Jaguar to further his chances with the hottest girl in school ( Claudia Karvan). In a supporting role, Steve Bisley leaves his signature as Gordon Farkas, the crooked used car salesman who incurs Danny’s wrath. Both he and ex- Split Enz member Phil Judd ( composer) won AFI Awards for their efforts.