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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 »
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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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Powerful use of Arthurian themes in a modern setting, 9 March 2005
Author: somebozo943 from New Zealand

Essentially a re-setting of the Arthurian stories in the context of an Australian subculture of lost, dope-addled car-obsessed young males, this is a compelling and disturbing look at how empty, disconnected lives can become focused on an arbitrary quest in order to find meaning. Cars playing 'chicken' substitutes for jousting, the quest for the ultimate turbo charger replaces the Holy Grail, a spell-casting bogan witch girl takes the role of Morgan Le Fay. The title probably comes from the line in John Boorman's equally bizarre Arthurian movie "Excalibur" - When Arthur questions whether Lancelot should leave his lands and people to serve him, Lancelot points to his armour and says "I gave up my castles, and my lands - my domain is here, inside this metal skin". Similarly the characters here are totally cut off from their families and any other human emotional connection, they carry their entire world around inside the metal skins of their cars.

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