MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 51,921 this week

Fast Talking (1984)

 |  Drama  |  23 April 1986 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 59 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5806 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 28 Jan 2014
 
a list of 83 titles
created 25 Jun 2014
 
a list of 744 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fast Talking" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fast Talking (1984)

Fast Talking (1984) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fast Talking.
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt
The Big Steal (1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar.

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons.

Director: Jeff Balsmeyer
Stars: Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Justine Clarke
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles
Summer City (1977)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.

Director: Christopher Fraser
Stars: John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley
Class of 1984 (1982)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Andrew Norris is a new teacher in an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. This school is so dangerous that the students have to go through a metal detector ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt
Gallipoli (1981)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A former Australian policeman is rescued by a tribe of children when he is banished from a desert town and sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie
Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the tradition of Sunday Too Far Away (1975), this independent film is based on the classic Australian play by John Power. Pic tells the story of a group of miners living in a camp in ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Redback
...
Sharon Hart
Peter Hehir ...
Ralph Carson
Denis Moore ...
Yates
Rod Zuanic ...
Steve Carson
Toni Allaylis ...
Vicki
Christopher Truswell ...
Moose (as Chris Truswell)
Gail Sweeny ...
Narelle
Julie McGregor ...
Steve's mother
Gary Cook ...
Peter Collingwood ...
Principal
Ron Hackett ...
Woodwork teacher
...
Geography teacher
Frank Lloyd ...
Careers advisor
John Cobley ...
Roll call teacher
Edit

Storyline

A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Fast Girls! Fast Cars! Fast Money! It's . . . . . . Fast Talking See more »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Absolute Underdogs  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hilarious, well directed Aussie classic
14 February 2006 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly wonderful Aussie comedy/drama starring the terrific Rod Zuanic as Steve Carson, a mischievous teenager who forms an unlikely friendship with a hard-nosed mechanic (Steve Bisley). Its magic is that it is so unforced, yet it is rich in character and directed with an intimate, effortless, breezy style. Ken Cameron, who later helmed the excellent miniseries 'Brides of Christ', conveys great affection for his mostly dysfunctional, fascinating characters and offers sharp social commentary that never tramples the story. Underrated and underscreened, it joins ignored classics such as "No Worries", "Shame" and "Summerfield" as another exhibit in the Aussie Hall of Theatrical Shame, a gallery for films given scant theatrical exposure and little critical attention. Every role in "Fast Talking" is beautifully cast. Peter Hehir (who played "Burt" in the great Aussie series 'The Sullivans') is sensational as Steve's alcoholic father who spouts one of the film's best lines: "I taught him everything he knows, and he still doesn't bloody know anything!" Tracy Mann, as a sympathetic schoolteacher, turns in a great performance, as does Peter Collingwood as a school principal who's seen too many boys like Steve Carson in his time. David Gribble's cinematography sparkles, and David Huggett's sharp, intuitive editing is a real plus. The film is hilarious at times and is never less than totally believable.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
cant find maxsmate
fast talking mozzy013
Discuss Fast Talking (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?