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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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Davey
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Gabe
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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)  »

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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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Trivia

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

Referenced in Storage Hunters UK: Leeds (2015) See more »

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Pulling on the boots
Composed by John Clifford White
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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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