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Metal Skin (1994)

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Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe
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Savina
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Roslyn
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Dazey
Chantal Contouri ...
Savina's Mother
Petru Gheorghiu ...
Pop
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Paul Secchi
Richard Sutherland ...
Rosco
Anita Smith ...
Lisa (as Anita Cerdic)
Tommy Dysart ...
Mr. Graham
Mike Bishop ...
Dazey's Father
Nick Polites ...
Paul Secchi's Boy (as Nicholas Polites)
Felix Biviano ...
Paul Secchi's Boy
Ed McShortall ...
Ted (as Eddy McShortall)
Peter Houghton ...
Thomas
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Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest in old hot cars. Joe also forms a relationship with a Satanic fellow employee. The nihilism of these young characters, coupled with parental disputes, leads to various tragedies. Written by Russell Graeber <russell_graeber@dpa.act.gov.au>

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Jane Usher edited most of the film whilst Bill Murphy only edited the final nail biting car chase. The difference in styles in alarmingly striking and genuinely added fuel to the high octane film. See more »

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Brilliant portrayal of rev heads in Australian Suburbs
21 September 2001 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie gives a pretty good feeling about what's like for a rev head growing up in the lower socio-economic suburbs in Australian cities. There's Joe, who is a bit of a loser, and lives with his Migrant father who has lost his marbles, and there's Daisy - a guy who is the winner character in this movie - that was a race car driver in another state in Australia, but came back after an incident that you will find out about in the movie. These two characters meet at a grocery packing warehouse where they both work, and form a friendship based on the fact that they both drive old Australian built Chrysler cars - Joe a beat up station wagon with home made mods, and daisy a grungy modified charger with off the shelf performance parts. This movie has many facets - it has romance of a sort, lots of jealousy, racial tension, witchcraft/ satanism, real human drama, some really tense action, and a story line and a quality of acting that allows the audience to emphasize fully with the colorful characters. The car action isn't a huge part of the movie, but the quality of it is up there with Ronin, and The Fast and The Furious. Well worth a look in my opinion.


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