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Death in Brunswick (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  25 April 1991 (Australia)
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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 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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Nothing to Lose  »

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Portraying old friends in this film, actors Sam Neill and John Clarke in real life, were old friends. See more »

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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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Dave: Let's have a beer. Have a baby!
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Features The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987) See more »

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Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
Written by Gustav Mahler (as Mahler)
Performed by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (as The Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam)
Conductor Bernard Haitink
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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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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