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Death in Brunswick (1990)

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Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald
Zoe Carides ...
Sophie Papafogos
John Clarke ...
Dave
Yvonne Lawley ...
Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
Nick Lathouris ...
Mustafa
Nicholas Papademetriou ...
Yanni Voulgaris
Boris Brkic ...
Laurie
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June
Doris Younane ...
Carmel
Denis Moore ...
Catholic Priest
Kris Karahisarlis ...
Aris
Steve Hutchison ...
Tony
Huriye Balkaya ...
Mustafa's Wife
Orhan Akkus ...
Aslan
Daniel Kadamani ...
Cousin Con
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Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best friend for help and together they attempt to dispose of the body. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Carl's life is a minefield. Dave's in charge of damage control.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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25 April 1991 (Australia)  »

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Death in Brunswick  »

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In the scene where Cal goes to church with his mother, in the rite of peace when shaking hand with Mustafa, a boom mic appears at the top left. See more »

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Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: I've met this girl, this gorgeous, greek girl... Sophie. And she looks like one of them 60s filmstars.
Dave: Gina Lollobrigida?
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: That's right! Gina Lollobrigida.
Dave: How old is she?
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: She's beautiful, really beautiful.
Dave: How old is she?
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: She likes me.
Dave: How old is she, Carl?
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: She's... 19, Dave. And... I think I'm in love.
Dave: Take it easy, mate. Last time you were in love you got married.
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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Written by Mark Bremner, Tony Bucci, Nick Cetrola, Tony Dilaveris and Colin Roydez
Performed by Vortex
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One of Sam Neill's best roles
1 July 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

There's an opening scene where Sam Neill's short-order cook hero has a fatal encounter with a tin can that anyone who's ever tried to sleep off a particularly nasty hangover can fully understand. If it makes you laugh, keep going. Chances are, you'll enjoy the whole movie. If you don't laugh, go back to "The Sound of Music"; this movie is not for you.

Neill is dead-on accurate as the epitome of every short-order cook that has ever been and his comic timing is brilliant. I picked this film up several years ago and Neill's role in it is still one of my favourites. Sure, he's slumming, but oh, how well he does it. You can just see how much fun he must have had with the role. If you are a Sam Neill fan, definitely give this one a try--if you can find it!


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