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 overview, first billed only:
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Chris McLean ...
Luke (as Christopher McLean)
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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 <>

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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 »

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Release Date:

12 November 1992 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Fanatic - Romper Stomper  »

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Box Office


$175,340 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Flea: Nice p-party mate. I got to get the first bus back to base
Hando: You enjoy being cannon fodder for the system?
Flea: [Shrugs] ... It's a job. See you Hando
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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 »


References River's Edge (1986) See more »


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Composed by Georges Bizet
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User Reviews

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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