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Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 26 April 2005 (USA)
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 the modern and nihilistic life begins.

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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 ...
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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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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26 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bubby, el chico malo  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The feral cat killed in the movie was killed humanely by a vet, and not suffocated as depicted in the movie. The same cat was used both when it was alive and after it had been put to sleep. The kitten depicted to be killed later in the movie was not feral, and was not really killed, it was only sedated. See more »

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The Scientist: [plays organ music in church]
Bubby: Jesus can see everything I do... and he's going to beat me brainless!
The Scientist: Come down.
[Scene change; they are in a factory]
The Scientist: You see, no one's going to help you Bubby, because there isn't anybody out there to do it. No one. We're all just complicated arrangements of atoms and subatomic particles - we don't live. But our atoms do move about in such a way as to give us identity and consciousness. We don't die; our atoms just rearrange themselves. There is no God. There can ...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits play over a scene showing Bubby playing in a garden with his children. See more »

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Featured in Being Bubby (2005) See more »

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If You See Kay
Devised by Paul Philpot
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Love of life
15 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first time years ago, and it never left my mind. I have since seen it many times and for each time i see something new, or something i missed. It's an ongoing story, that changes side by side the changes i go through, while going through life. The film is dark, it's very in your face. Strong images and a deep sadness is present for the most parts of the plot. But it has another more interesting side, and that is the naive and curious mindset of Bubby. how he deals with life, and how i learns and how he imitates life, is a lesson learned for everyone. To me it's all about being able to adjust, to create, even when all you have is shattered. There is a way in every situation. It may not be the common way, it may not be normal, but what ever path you find, is right for you. The people in the film are real, there is no glamour. Yoy believe their story, even if you only get little sneak peaks of how things used to be. I would call it a feel good movie. Some people might say that is a very strange thing to say about Bad boy Bubby. But Bad boy Bubby is a very strange film as well. A 10 it is.


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