A small town in Australia, in the late 1950s: Brownie and Lola are deeply in love. But because they are under-age, their parents are against their relationship and try to separate them.

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Lola Lovell
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Bruno Lawrence ...
Bosun
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Lyle
Desirée Smith ...
Mavis
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Mrs. Lovell (as Angela Punch-McGregor)
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Aunt Westbury
Lynette Curran ...
Mrs. Hansen
Lyn Treadgold ...
Prison Matron
Duncan Wass ...
Bert
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Isobel
Yvonne Hooper ...
Landlady
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Magistrate
Errol O'Neill ...
Theatre Manager
Rachel Szalay ...
Maxine
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A small town in Australia, in the late 1950s: Brownie and Lola are deeply in love. But because they are under-age, their parents are against their relationship and try to separate them. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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21 December 1989 (Australia)  »

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Motion picture debut of Kylie Minogue. See more »

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Lola: Your definition? It's lucky the world isn't made according to your definiton,'cause it would be an ugly one. With all your cakes and frocks and olives but no love. 'Cause that's the thing you fear most, isn't it, love? You're afraid of it,you try and kill it in other people, but you can't stop people from loving each other! You can throw away all Brownie's letters but you can't keep him from me, because he's in me.
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Be-Bop-A-Lula
Written by Gene Vincent (as Vincent) / Tex Davis (as Davis)
(Lowery Music Co Inc. / Unichappell Music Inc.)
Performed by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (as Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps)
Courtesy Capitol Records / EMI Records Australia Pty Ltd
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good film
11 April 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

an enjoyable, and reasonably well-written teenage drama only slightly impaired by the fact that it's lead was as good as an actress as she was a carpenter.

Akin to one of those welcome but straightforward coming-of-age tales of the fifties or sixties – usually starring James Dean – the Australian film Delinquents, based on the book of the same name, centers on two star-crossed lovers, Lola (Minogue) and yankie Brownie (Charlie Schlatter).

They, much like Minogue's plans for a burgeoning film career, seemed doomed from the beginning – they come from opposite sides of the tracks, their parents have their own plans for both offspring, and, well, you've regrettably got to have a little bit of green to go with the stout heart if you're to make a relationship work.

She looks peachy, but Minogue doesn't prove to be anything more than a former soapstar in the lead role. Schlatter, best known at the time for his roles in clunky comedies like 18 Again and the lead in the TV spin-off of Ferris Bueller, didn't fare much better.

Thankfully, the supporting cast, which included solid Australian talent like Angela Punch McGregor and Bruno Lawrence, was as fine as silver and help the film escape it's boggy areas.

In addition, the film's got a terrific soundtrack – largely Australian artists – that help proceedings kick along in an active and melodious fashion.


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