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Romper Stomper (1992)

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A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Daniel Pollock ...
Davey
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Gabe
Alex Scott ...
Martin
Leigh Russell ...
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Cackles
James McKenna ...
Bubs
Eric Mueck ...
Champ
Frank Magree ...
Brett
Chris McLean ...
Luke (as Christopher McLean)
Josephine Keen ...
Megan
Samantha Bladon ...
Tracy
Tony Lee ...
Tiger
John Brumpton ...
Don Bridges ...
Harold
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Storyline

Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to epileptic seizures joins the skins' merry band, and helps them on their run from justice, but is her affliction also a sign of impurity? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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You've never seen anything like it.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for brutality and violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 November 1992 (Australia)  »

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Romper Stomper  »

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Box Office

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$175,340 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening scene at "Footscray" station was actually shot at Richmond station. Footscray station has no underground walkway See more »

Quotes

Hando: [knock at bedroom door] What?
Davey: Hando, ah, Magoo.
Hando: [door flies open, and Magoo walks in] Magoo!
Magoo: Way to go!
[clasps hands with Hando]
Hando: Fuckin' Magoo! What are you doing here?
Magoo: Didn't have time to tell you we were coming, mate. Didn't know we were coming actually, just keep on driving forgot to fuckin' stop! Check this out.
[pulls Flea who's wearing a navy uniform into the room]
Flea: Joined up a couple months ago.
Hando: What for?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The end credits roll over a sideways view of the beach that fades to gray and then to black. See more »

Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Pulling on the boots
Composed by John Clifford White
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User Reviews

 
Obviously this is popular now for its star, but it deserves more...
4 April 2001 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Romper Stomper is enjoying renewed interest due to the current fame of its star, Russell Crowe, but the movie stands on its own regardless.

Crowe plays the leader of a violent group of racist skinheads, who are upset over Vietnamese immigrants in their neighborhood. There are quite a few clashes, a love story, and betrayal all wrapped up in a disturbing package.

While watching Romper Stomper I found myself sympathizing with at least one of the racist characters, even though my views are far from his -- it's just that well written and acted.

There aren't a lot of surprise in this film, but the surprises that exist are truly interesting and plausible. This does not mean that the movie is cliche and boring, though -- it presents its ideas in an interesting fashion with well-written and directed acting.


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