The nation should never have heard of Darryl Kerrigan. The Kerrigan family should still be living at 3 Highview Crescent, Cooloroo, in total obscurity. They were terrible houses on worthless land. The compulsory acquisition should go through without a hitch….right ? Wrong.
How Darryl and his small time suburban lawyer mate, Dennis Denuto assisted by a new friend, retired QC Lawrence Hamill ended up in the High Court of Australia, is the story told in The Castle.
The Castle is a sweeping saga that takes the harsh Australian outback, the rugged characters of the ANZAC legend, the spirit of Banjo Patterson and ignores them in favour of a greyhound racing, tow truck driver who never meant to be a hero.