Released from gaol after turning police informer, Jimmy Becker heads for the country with his pregnant girlfriend. When the man Jimmy fears most comes after him, a siege begins that will capture the attention of the nation.

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Helen Llewellyn
John Walton ...
Det. Frank Taylor
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John Clayton ...
Supt. Church
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Geoffrey Drinkwater
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Brian Alcot
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Bruce Llewellyn
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Det Craig Haker
Vince Sorrenti ...
Det. Mario Bonelli
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Det Ted Jones
Mary Regan ...
Dr. Wainright
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Brian Adams ...
Dr. Craig Kelvin
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Released from gaol after turning police informer, Jimmy Becker heads for the country with his pregnant girlfriend. When the man Jimmy fears most comes after him, a siege begins that will capture the attention of the nation.

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Riotously funny and subversive
12 December 2007 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

Based on a real life story which had half of Australia glued to the news as it unfolded. But overshadowed in the marketplace by the slightly later MR RELIABLE starring Colin Friels, a good enough light drama. The appeal in SHOTGUN WEDDING is its darkly humorous view of humanity, both the unfortunate miscreant who precipitates the events now spinning wildly out of anyone's control and overall the operations of our media-driven society. The picture of police and state forces is deliciously unflattering.

Comparisons could be made with Billy Wilder's seriously bleak humor in THE BIG CARNIVAL (ACE IN THE HOLE) and with Pacino's bewildered little-man innocent abroad in DOG DAY AFTERNOON. Aden Young does his gutsy guy at odds with the world well. Surely Zoe Carides is the sexiest female on the Australian screen.


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