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Bad Boy Bubby -- Bad Boy Bubby is a 35-year-old manchild, confined his whole life by his domineering mother--who uses him for sex--to a two-room tenement apartment.


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26 April 2005 (USA) See more »
All he needs is love. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nicholas Hope ... 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

Natalie Carr ... 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)
Paul Philpot ... Paul (Band Singer)
Todd Telford ... Little Greg (keyboards)
Paul Simpson ... Big Greg (drummer)
Stephen Smooker ... Middle Greg (bass)
Peter Monaghan ... Steve (guitarist)
Mark Brouggy ... Mark (roadie)
James Bonifazio ... Young Man
Emma West ... Violinist
Bruce Gilbert ... Dan
Michael Habib ... Cop #2

Alan Holy ... Cop #3
Betty Sumner-Lovett ... Gayle
Nellie Egan ... Vicki
Michael Constantinou ... The Animal
Alec Talbot ... Prison Superintendent
Norman Kaye ... The Scientist
Michelle O'Regan ... Fondled Woman
Gordon Poole ... Penniless Drunk
Jamie Nicolai ... Number One Fan
Pandy Tsimboulis ... Pandy
Rachael Huddy ... Rachael
Maryla Galus ... Maryla
Janet Kanda ... Janet
Heather Slattery ... Heather
Fille Dusselee ... Shannon (as Fille Dusseljee)
Stephanie Cooper ... Sharon
Bridget Walters ... Angel's Mother
Graham Duckett ... Angel's Father

Andy McPhee ... Yobbo #2 (as Andy Mcphee)
Tim Maloney
Geoff Revell
Lindsay Grose
Susan Ferguson
Josie Scattergood
Alan Huddleston
Laurel Aird
Paul Ammitzboll
Fran O'Donoghue
Vincenzo Andreacchio
Clemente de Salamanca
Olly Alick
Ryder Grindle ... Youth
Kris Stewart
Joe Rossiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Rose ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Rolf de Heer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rolf de Heer  written by

Produced by
Rolf de Heer .... producer
Giorgio Draskovic .... producer
David Lightfoot .... associate producer
Domenico Procacci .... producer
Original Music by
Graham Tardif 
Cinematography by
Ian Jones (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Suresh Ayyar 
Production Design by
Mark Abbott 
Art Direction by
Tim Nicholls 
Costume Design by
Beverley Freeman 
Makeup Department
Beverley Freeman .... hair stylist
Beverley Freeman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Ammitzboll .... production manager
Sharon Jackson .... production manager
Gina Ploenges .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Ammitzboll .... first assistant director
Geoffrey Knibbs .... second assistant director
Fran O'Donoghue .... second assistant director
David Wolfe-Barry .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kerry Brewster .... art department assistant
Kim Duffy .... art department assistant
Crispin Joos .... carpenter
Mark McCullogh .... art department assistant
Jamie Nicolai .... art department assistant
Fran Nielsen .... art department assistant
Garry Shead .... paintings: D.H. Lawrence series (as Gary Shead)
Tim Stanley .... carpenter
Joya Stevens .... art department assistant
Mike Thomas .... construction manager
Sound Department
Suresh Ayyar .... sound editor
Mike Bakaloff .... boom operator (as Michael Bakaloff)
Jolie Chandler .... sound editor
James Currie .... sound mixer
James Currie .... sound recordist
James Currie .... supervising sound editor
Tom Heuzenroeder .... work experience
Steve Murphy .... dolby consultant (as Stephen Murphy)
Michael Oxenberry .... boom operator
John Simpson .... foley
Frederick Stahl .... audio engineer (as Fred Stahl)
Visual Effects by
Molle DeBartolo .... digital restoration artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Ammitzboll .... contributing cinematographer
John Armstrong .... contributing cinematographer
Steve Arnold .... contributing cinematographer
Ross Blake .... contributing cinematographer
Brian Bosisto .... contributing cinematographer
David Burr .... contributing cinematographer
Simon Cardwell .... contributing cinematographer
Simon Cardwell .... still photographer
John Chataway .... contributing cinematographer
Ernie Clarke .... contributing cinematographer
Brigid Costello .... contributing cinematographer
Paul Dallwitz .... contributing cinematographer (as Paul Dalwitz)
Clive Duncan .... contributing cinematographer
David Foreman .... contributing cinematographer
Harry Glynatsis .... contributing cinematographer
Harry Glynatsis .... focus puller
Phil Hayward-Surry .... best boy
Tibor Hegedis .... clapper loader
Tibor Hegedis .... contributing cinematographer
Barry Helleren .... contributing cinematographer
Walter Holt .... contributing cinematographer
Keith 'Snooty' Johnson .... gaffer: studio (as Keith 'Sooty' Johnson)
Ian Jones .... contributing cinematographer
Roger Lanser .... contributing cinematographer
Brendan Lavelle .... contributing cinematographer
Steve Macdonald .... contributing cinematographer (as Steve McDonald)
Rick Martin .... contributing cinematographer
Richard Michalak .... contributing cinematographer
Jeff Morgan .... contributing cinematographer
John Ogden .... contributing cinematographer
Max Pepper .... contributing cinematographer
Richard Rees-Jones .... contributing cinematographer
Richard Rees-Jones .... gaffer
Geoffrey Simpson .... contributing cinematographer
Gerald Thompson .... contributing cinematographer
Lisa Tomasetti .... additional stills photography
Lisa Tomasetti .... contributing cinematographer
Kym Vaitiekus .... contributing cinematographer (as Kim Vaitiekus)
Tim Wood .... additional stills photography
Other crew
Claire Benito .... production assistance
Guy Davis .... unit nurse
Phil Hayward-Surry .... production assistant
Sharon Jackson .... production accountant
Gina Ploenges .... production coordinator
Joya Stevens .... production attachment
Walter Partos .... thanks

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114 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Italy:VM18 (DVD) | Italy:VM14 (VHS) | New Zealand:R18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (uncut) (2007)

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The roach that Bubby ate was real.See more »
Bubby:Christ, kid, you're a weirdo.See more »
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33 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant!, 16 July 2004
Author: Jesposo from Stockholm, Sweden

One of the most beautiful and yet thought provoking movies I've ever seen! Nick Hope is wonderful in this story about humanity and alienation - we can see a man uninfluenced by our norms and culture and realize how narrow-minded we actually are... The camera-work is perfect, the rest of the cast are so... real, yes, even if the subject matter is quite surreal it feels very true and, maybe more important, very HONEST. I have never seen anything like this movie and it sure is one of the best ones I've ever seen. I would love to get a chance to see any other of De Heer's movies. Bad criticism? Yeah, my terrible VHS-copy, someone PLEASE release this movie on DVD!!!

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