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Romper Stomper (1992)

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

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8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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12 November 1992 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Fanatic - 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 film was refused a cinema showing by Glasgow City Council. See more »

Quotes

Jacqui: [as a small army of Vietnamese arrive to save the Nguyen brothers] Monkey! Monkey! Monkey!
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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

Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Pulling on the boots
Composed by John Clifford White
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Russell Crowe at his best.
27 June 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This film will stay with you for quite awhile. It tells the story of Hando (Crowe) and his best mate Davey. Both are Skinheads in the Melbourne area, 1980's. Hando and Davey's lives revolve around collecting Nazi relics and attacking Orientals that have chosen to live in Australia. The two are very tight and big believers in the cause, keep Australia free of outsiders. However, when a girl enters the picture, one will start to see that life is more than just mindless violence and the other will go mad as he sees that his small group of Skins cannot change the fate of his country. This film is not preachy and does not come across as black and white. Both Hando and Davey have positive and negative traits. Instead, the picture tries to show what motivates Skins in doing what they do. The film has some violence, but only in attempt to show how pointless violence is. In my opinion, this is Crowe's finest performance. Moreover, the actor that played Davey is brilliant as well (sadly, he died shortly after the film was finished). If you want to see an excellent historical lesson about hate and how it destroys, see Romper Stomper.


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