Footy Legends is a 2006 Australian film, directed and co-written by Khoa Do, produced by Megan McMurchy, starring Khoa's older brother Anh Do, Angus Sampson, Emma Lung and Claudia Karvan. It was filmed in and around Sydney, Australia, mostly in the western suburbs. Footy Legends was released in Australia on 3 August 2006.
Set in Sydney's western suburbs, Footy Legends tells the story of Luc Vu (Anh Do), a young Vietnamese Australian man with an obsession about rugby league football. Out of work and with welfare authorities threatening to take away his little sister (Lisa Saggers), because their parents are dead and Luc is deemed incapable of being a responsible guardian, Luc re-unites his old Yagoona High School "footy" teamwhose members are now facing social problems such as long-term unemployment, drug addictions, the after-effects of teenage parentingand wins a competition that offers a Holden Ute and a modelling job for Lowes Menswear as its prize. It is mostly comedy which is underpinned with serious social issues affecting western Sydney.
|keywords||australian man drug addiction holden ute lisa saggers lowes menswear out of work parent rugby league social issues social problems sydney vietnamese australian western sydney|
|publisher||Icon Film Distribution & Fortissimo Films|
|theme||high school independent|