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Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into modern life begins.

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Bubby
Claire Benito ...
Mam
Ralph Cotterill ...
Pop
Syd Brisbane ...
Yobbo
Nikki Price ...
Screaming Woman
Ullie Birve ...
Robbed Woman (as Ulli Birve)
Audine Leith ...
Fondled Salvo
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Cherie the Salvo
Lucia Mastrantone ...
Pizza Waitress
Carmel Johnson ...
Angel
Jip De Heer ...
Treelopper
James Ammitzboll ...
Little
Grant Piro ...
Salesman
Celine O'Leary ...
Woman in Mercedes
Dave Flannagan ...
Cop / Warder (as Dave Flanagan)
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Storyline

Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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26 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Bubby, el chico malo  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Rolf de Heer picked Nicholas Hope to play Bubby after remembering a short film he saw three years prior called "Confessor Caressor" which is now featured on the Blue Underground DVD. See more »

Quotes

[approaching buxom Angel for the first time]
Bubby: You're a sexy woman. God, you've got great tits. Great big whoppers, if you can say.
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The closing credits play over a scene showing Bubby playing in a garden with his children. See more »

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Referenced in Neighbours: Bad Boy Hubby (2006) See more »

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If You See Kay
Devised by Paul Philpot
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One of my favorites of all time!
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whew! what can I say.. I know that this movie is not for everyone... but it is definitely in my top 3 of all time.

When I first discovered this movie years ago in a dusty rack in the back of my local alterno store it enthralled me. I copied it and gave out copies as often as I could I warned everyone I gave the film to that the first five minutes are some of the most oppressive frames ever exposed in film... I think they might even be worse than Eraserhead. I warned that they needed to get through this and that on the other side was an amazing life affirming movie. Sadly.. most of them reported back that they could not make it through the first five minutes.

That primarily is why I don't think this film is for everyone. The makers knew it would take a certain kind of commitment to appreciate the universal message of this film. The childlike education of Bubby is crafted so well, the subtext in this film is layered so deep it took me dozens of viewings to sort it all out. In a way it's sort of like a more deviant (if you can imagine that) yet sincere version of TOMMY.

Yes, it's that good. If you haven't seen it, please, oh please do. And, make sure you make it through the first five minutes an you will be rewarded with an amazing experience....

'How not breathe?'


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