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Romper Stomper (1992)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Daniel Pollock ...
Davey
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Gabe
Alex Scott ...
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
John Brumpton ...
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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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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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$175,340 (USA)
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Trivia

The character of Hando was originally written for Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn. However, Mendelsohn did not look menacing when his head was shaved, where as Russell Crowe had shaved his head, gotten into character, and had been persistently contacting Geoffrey Wright to reconsider his casting decision. When Wright decided Mendelsohn didn't have the look, the role went to Crowe. See more »

Quotes

Gabe: What's the matter with you?
Hando: You! You dumb slut!
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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 »

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References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

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Pulling on the boots
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Fighting for Survival, Power
11 October 2004 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

I'm sure people may have dismissed this movie as a nazi tribute to white power. On the contrary, it gives an excellent picture of what happens when powerless people try to find some control over their lives. Nazi-ism itself is scapegoating and blame disguised as fascism, and this movie uses it to paint a picture of desolation and desperation.

White power and immigrant-hatred are not what this movie is about. It's about friendship and the need to belong to something. Russell Crowe's Hando is powerful - I couldn't take my eyes off of him. Hando uses that magnetism to draw people into his ideology, thus creating control and power for himself. Things begin to unravel when Gabe, the girl who comes between Hando and Davey, throws off the hold Hando has enjoyed over his little crowd. Remember what Orwell says: Absolute Power corrupts absolutely? Well, so does arrogance. Arrogance and the lack of respect for one's fellow man, regardless of race or creed, are key players in this plot.

I wish there had been more of Davey (Daniel Pollock) in this film, and I'm sorry to have learned of his real-life suicide in the weeks after it's completion. I recommend this film to people who are interested in how poverty, ignorance, and powerlessness change people into strange earthly demons capable of indiscriminate violence.


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