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Bankstown, NSW, Australia, 1970s. Kevin and his mate Bob spend their time drinking and cruising around the western suburbs of Sydney in Kevin's yellow FJ Holden, looking for girls. One day ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Couzens ...
Carl Stever ...
Bob
Gary Waddell ...
Karlene Rogerson ...
Eva Dickinson ...
Vicki Arkley ...
Victor Manauzzi ...
Italian Driver
Graham Rouse ...
Police Sergeant
Robert Baxter ...
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May Howlett ...
Mrs. Poke
Maggie Kirkpatrick ...
Terry Hannigan ...
Frank Mason
Ray Bennett ...
Norman
Colin Setches ...
Dave
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Bankstown, NSW, Australia, 1970s. Kevin and his mate Bob spend their time drinking and cruising around the western suburbs of Sydney in Kevin's yellow FJ Holden, looking for girls. One day Kevin meets Anne. Anne works in a large shopping center. Anne and Kevin spend some time together until one day Kevin gets drunk and tries to make love to Anne with Bob watching. Anne throws them out of her house. When Anne later refuses to be pacified, Kevin becomes aggressive and causes a scene at a party. The police are called. Kevin escapes but later returns home to find the police waiting there for him. Written by Robert

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Two 'FJ Holden' cars were purchased for use in this movie. The 'FJ Holden' car needed to be shown in the movie both 'before ' and 'after' restoration. The 'FJ Holdens' were bought off an 'FJ Holden' club in Syndey. See more »

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Docudrama 20 years too early
6 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film. It deserves a lot more respect than it gets. The story of two shady young guys being shady is not much of a plot. However what this film has in spades is a real sense of place. Watching the film (slow and mundane as it seems) it really feels like you are becoming a part of the world of the characters involved.

Furthermore the film seems to touch upon various issues like relationships between the young (a la Puberty Blues a few years later), and the realities of Australian suburbia. There is a fair bit going on here than just the hi-jinx of Kev, Bob, and Anne. Even with these characters you can feel some sort of sympathy (well....at least with Kev and Anne).

There are some other reasons to recommend the film. Spot Prisoner's 'Freak'. Kev's dad is great as a straight talking no nonsense bloke. The cars are great (tho wot's wrong with Valiants. Spot the 'new immigrant' driving one) and some of the dialogue is awesome (Mate.....you're my mate, the biggest dick in Bankstown etc).

This film is all class in a completely unclassy way.


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