Romper Stomper (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  12 November 1992 (Australia)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 30,662 users  
Reviews: 141 user | 53 critic

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



0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 03 Sep 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 25 Jun 2013
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Aug 2014
a list of 37 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Romper Stomper" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Romper Stomper (1992)

Romper Stomper (1992) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Romper Stomper.
8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chopper (2000)
Biography | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Director: Andrew Dominik
Stars: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.

Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley
The Crossing (1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of... See full summary »

Director: George Ogilvie
Stars: Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Turner
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Russell Crowe, Alexander Outhred
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori
Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell
Love in Limbo (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

1950's. Gawky teenager Ken Riddle has a wealth of sexual knowledge, but has yet to lose his virginity. Ken is forced to join the workforce after he's thrown out of school for selling ... See full summary »

Director: David Elfick
Stars: Craig Adams, Rhondda Findleton, Martin Sacks
Made in Britain (TV Movie 1982)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Tim Roth, Terry Richards, Bill Stewart
Romance | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of airmen training in rural Manitoba in the summer of 1942 to go overseas and become bomber pilots in World War II, as well as the romantic entanglements which overcome them while they contemplate life and love in a world at war.

Director: Aaron Kim Johnston
Stars: Russell Crowe, Christianne Hirt, Wanda Cannon
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Wallace
Stars: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn
The Sum of Us (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling
Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson
The Believer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Director: Henry Bean
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An expert on productivity shows wacky workers in 1966 Australia how to run their moccasin factory like clockwork, despite laying off more than half the workforce.

Director: Mark Joffe
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Alwyn Kurts


Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Pollock ...
Alex Scott ...
Leigh Russell ...
James McKenna ...
Eric Mueck ...
Frank Magree ...
Chris McLean ...
Luke (as Christopher McLean)
Josephine Keen ...
Samantha Bladon ...
Tony Lee ...
John Brumpton ...


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You've never seen anything like it.


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:




Release Date:

12 November 1992 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Fanatic - Romper Stomper  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$175,340 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


Hando: [from behind Martin] Haaa!
[Martin spins around startled]
Hando: Nice place you got here.
Martin: Who the hell are you?
Sonny Jim: We came to wreck everything, and ruin your life. God sent us.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »


Pulling on the boots
Composed by John Clifford White
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Boisterous rough and ready assault on your senses- perfectly timed
5 January 2004 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

Boisterous rough and ready assault on your senses- perfectly timed and utterly sharp and not boring. Random violence explodes as post- Nazi punks/skinheads glorifying Hitler's racial superiority fantasies rattle the bones of society's apathetic navel- not with some political and social conscience but with some "I'm bored/I'm a misfit/Hmm. Nazism? Sounds interesting" truism.

What they lack in vision (with the exception of Davey and Hando, who are bestfriends and the core leaders of the group) and reasoning they make up for in compulsive, frantic rioting and clumsily lashing out at the "gooks"- the Vietnamese people who they believe are "contaminating" the purity of their all-white community.

For a veritable walking time bomb, Rusell Crowe as Hando the gang leader is super charming and hot. He exudes raw, magnetic power- he's exactly the kind of guy that could skin a cat alive without the pussy knowing it. Add some dangerous visions in his mind- and you have a frightening body count of "dead gooks".

I guarantee that you will never find a dull moment in this movie. The plot just tightens; and you just pity these poor, insecure, hapless but blustering, armed kids. Helen, sexually harassed by her father and another misfit, is bewildered and tender- and she pulls the story together, right when there's no more sympathy left for Hando. The wide shots of the frenzied fighting capture the pulsing desperation of the moment/s; and the music video to "skinheads skinheads" is a classic- one that Quentin Tarantino probably envies.

The twisted ending is ferocious and perfect. It's actually a love story set amidst a society fuelled with hate and boredom and angst; or perhaps it's just a story about three lost souls navigating their squalid community- caught up, vindictive against societal ills (broken families, having "no future", wasted lives looming ahead), eager to lay the blame on something, ready to embrace any brotherhood or credo that will give authenticity to their defiant rage.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was this film pro or anti neo nazi? jberlin12000
Hando vs. Derek Ramuna
why so much sex in the movie? yh5203
What do you think Davey and Gabe would be doing today? This_is_an_outrage
Last sex scene duff_man4
Some rare behind the scenes stills! aidangarvey1
Discuss Romper Stomper (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: