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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Nothing to Lose  »

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Trivia

Actress Maria Beck portrayed a character, Maria, who had the same first name as her own. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: How come I didn't meet you years ago?
Sophie Papafogos: I dunno. Probably because I was still in school. You've met me now, haven't you?
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Requiem: Kyrie
Written by Tomás Luis de Victoria (as Victoria)
Performed by The Tallis Scholars
Directed by Peter Phillips
Published by Mapa Mundi Music
Courtesy of Gimell Records
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A strange turn of events
12 January 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I must confess, I gave this movie a miss when it was released, so I gave in and finally checked it out. I am a big fan of John Clarke and Sam Neil, so I thought it would be pretty good. To be honest, I just could not get comfortable with this movie, the story is a mish-mash of situations that, at times, lack a lot in creditability. The movie is a black comedy one minute and a tense drama the next. There is one scene, set it in a church, that was ridiculous and helped destroy whatever realism the story was trying to convey. (it involved a shaft of light). Sam Neil's character was so inept, that I grew to dislike him fairly quickly... and I'm sure that was the way the character was supposed to be viewed, but I all wanted to see was for someone to knock the tar out of him. The snide racial overtones in the story will put you on edge at times. The few scenes that John Clarke was in was the only thing that kept me interested. It is a poor man's Quentin Tarantino style of movie. Not really my cup of tea.


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