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Romper Stomper (1992)

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

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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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Fanatic - Romper Stomper  »

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AUD 481,226 (Australia), 14 November 1992

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$175,340
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The new series, Romper Stomper (2018) follows on 25 years after the events of the film. Returning cast members include: Jacqueline McKenzie as Gabe, Dan Wyllie as Cackles, and John Brumpton as Magoo/McGoo. Writer/Director Geoffrey Wright also returns. See more »

Quotes

Champ: [while Hando has Nguyen in a headlock on the ground] We hate you gook, we'll never let you go.
Hando: This is our place gook boy, our place. What are you going here? Hey? The only thing for you here is pain.
Champ: We don't love you.
[Kisses Nguyen on the cheek and then punches him]
Hando: [while shaking Nguyen] Understand? Understand? I hope you do mate because I don't speak monkey talk.
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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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Referenced in South Park: Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000 (2000) See more »

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Les pecheurs de perles
Composed by Georges Bizet
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Into the Heart of Darkness?
25 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Caused a lot of controversy in Oz and here in the UK when first released in 1992 and its not that difficult to see why. This is is no American History X with its somewhat 'weekend' boneheads who still live with mummy and hold down jobs or attend school. Hando and his crew live outside society with no outside control or scrutiny of their actions.There is no attempt by the makers to moralise on what Hando and co get upto, they simply show how it is with Neo-nazi groups

Russel Crowe's depiction of Hando surely ranks as one of the greatest portrayals of pure menacing evil ever and the fight scenes are brilliantly staged and edited. For a companion film to this I'd recommend viewing 'Ultra', an Italian language film that follows a group of football thugs in a similar way.


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