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Release Date:
4 May 1995 (Australia) See more »
Everything is about to go totally out of control
Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey... See more » | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Aden Young ... Joe

Tara Morice ... Savina

Nadine Garner ... Roslyn

Ben Mendelsohn ... Dazey
Chantal Contouri ... Savina's Mother
Petru Gheorghiu ... Pop

Arthur Angel ... 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
Vince D'Amico ... Padre Pallini
Darryl Spencer ... Frank Secchi
Marcello D'Amico ... Savina's Step-father
Damian Foletta ... Danny
Jane Borghesi ... Amorina
Anthony Grgas ... Amorina's Man
Curtis Barnott ... Dean
William K. Halliwell ... Exploding Angel Bookie
Miranda Rivers ... Tea Room Babe
Fiona Hendry ... Trolley Chick
Salik Silverstein ... Roslyn's Wired Lover
Jimi Panoutsopoulos ... Party Singer
Mirjana Raos ... Rosco's Party Date
Katherine Armstrong ... Forklift Chick
Madonna Bowe ... Policewoman
Kitte Dickie ... Roslyn Lookalike
Kathy Giordinis ... Drag Fan
Voula Henzinilodos ... Drag Fan
Rachel McGough ... Drag Fan
Tony Horton ... Drag Fan (as Anthony Horton)
Claude Stephens ... Drag Fan
Michael Freeman ... Drag Fan
Jeffrey Hoogenboom ... Drag Fan

Cal Rein ... Drag Fan (as Carlo Giardina)
Brigid Kelly ... Drag Fan

Genevieve Morris ... Drag Fan
Tony Kopa ... Drag Fan
Debbie Elford ... Drag Fan
Rose Giannone ... TV Voice (voice)
Morena Milani ... TV Voice (voice)

Directed by
Geoffrey Wright 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geoffrey Wright 

Produced by
Elisa Argenzio .... line producer
Daniel Scharf .... producer
Jonathan Shteinman .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Clifford White 
Cinematography by
Ron Hagen 
Film Editing by
Bill Murphy 
Jane Usher 
Casting by
Gregory Apps 
Production Design by
Steven Jones-Evans 
Set Decoration by
Carrie Kennedy 
Ben Morieson 
Costume Design by
Anna Borghesi 
Makeup Department
Christine Miller .... makeup designer
Production Management
Elisa Argenzio .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Odgers .... first assistant director
Monica Pearce .... second assistant director
Tim Scott .... third assistant director
Art Department
Debra Goldsmith .... scenic artist
Carrie Kennedy .... set finisher
Ben Morieson .... set finisher
Sound Department
Christian Bass .... adr recordist
Peter Burgess .... dialogue editor
Ross Chambers .... sound assistant
Frank Lipson .... sound designer
Frank Lipson .... supervising sound editor
Glenn Newnham .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Angelo Sahin .... special effects crew
Kevin Turner .... special effects technician
Chris Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Russell Frost .... stunts
Mark Hennessy .... stunt coordinator
Arch Roberts .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Brent Crockett .... director of photography: second unit
Brett Matthews .... second assistant camera
Louis Puli .... Steadicam operator
Louis Puli .... camera operator
Casting Department
Nick Hamon .... casting assistant
Other crew
Serena Gattuso .... production coordinator
Dean Hood .... assistant accountant
Phil Jones .... production consultant
Iain Pirret .... production runner
Kevin Plummer .... production accountant
Megan Spencer .... production assistant

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115 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Insanity runs rampant amongst disenfranchised youth in director Wright's film., 7 March 1999
Author: Karen Clark from Japan

As an admirer of Wright's earlier work "Romper Stomper" (certainly not ideologically, just as an interesting film), I must say that I enjoyed this film just as much, even though it is equally disturbing.

The story concerns a group of people in their early twenties. Joe, who lives with his insane father, gets a job at a wholesale warehouse where he meets Dazey, the local Don Juan, and Savina, a Satan-worshipping shoplifter. Joe, Savina, Dazey and Rosalyn, Dazey's girlfriend, are inextricably bound in a tangle of love, lust, insanity, death, and hot rodding.

This film is of a largely unexplored genre; "teen movies" about love-sick young stars just don't work anymore, and Wright reminds us of that fact with gritty characters and realistic dialogue. Very few directors are willing to go to the lengths that he does, refusing to tell a story that involves conventional moralities and cardboard characters, nor does he balk at portraying the violence perpetrated by these unhappy youths in their quest for identity and meaning. Not for the morally squeamish, but definitely worth watching.

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