The Castle is a 1997 Australian comedy film directed by Rob Sitch. The film’s title is based after the English saying, repeatedly referred to in the film, “a man’s home is his castle”. Its humour plays on the national self image, most notably the concept of working class australians and their place in modern Australia. The Castle was filmed in 11 days on a budget of approximately A$750,000. The film gained widespread acclaim in Australia and New Zealand, but was not widely distributed globally. It grossed A$10,326,428 at the box office in Australia. It was Eric Bana’s first film. It starred Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Tiriel Mora, Stephen Curry, Sophie Lee, Eric Bana (in his film debut) and Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell.