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Romper Stomper (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  12 November 1992 (Australia)
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A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.

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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
John Brumpton ...
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Harold
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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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12 November 1992 (Australia)  »

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$175,340 (USA)
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Daniel Pollock, who plays Davey, committed suicide before the film's release. See more »

Quotes

Nguyen's Eldest Son: Tiger! Fuckin' skinheads! They got my brothers!
Tiger: [yelling at Vietnamese factory workers] Get the guys! Get the guys! Skinheads!
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The end credits roll over a sideways view of the beach that fades to gray and then to black. See more »

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References River's Edge (1986) See more »

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Pulling on the boots
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Definitely Worth Seeing
2 November 2003 | by (Seoul, Republic of Korea) – See all my reviews

Romper Stomper takes great pains for an accurate depiction of the skinhead culture; the dress is perfect (except for the roles of the females of the crew) as well as the music; the overall movie captures the culture very well on those factual bases, and on the artistic fronts and aspects of the film the portrayel is also enjoyable, accurate, and sparks great thought.

The film demonstrates some very well-done action sequences; the thuggish violence that is seen throughout the film is very well crafted, and done in a manner that I found to be pleasing to anyone who likes realism (nothing cartoonish or over the top -- just shear teeth-clenching violence).

On top of the action sequences is a relatively intriguing story; however, the plot is never fully developed and there are certain parts of the story that interest you very much, yet you do not get to find out more. The film is very much worth watching though it has its' flaws. A very good film, overall, that gives you good action and some things for you to think about.

Mostly this film ought to be lauded for its' graphic depictions and its' attempts at accuracy (which greatly supersede most films). It is a very beautiful demonstration of Australian cinema (and proudly so) that is greatly underrated and underviewed. I advise anyone to watch this film.


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