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
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[while Hando has Nguyen in a headlock on the ground]
We hate you gook, we'll never let you go.
This is our place gook boy, our place. What are you going here? Hey? The only thing for you here is pain.
We don't love you.
[Kisses Nguyen on the cheek and then punches him]
[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 »
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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