Looking for the fast track out of suburban hell, two natural born losers scheme an impossible heist. Mick is slack, cynical, and most of all, unemployed. He masterminds the plan while Kev, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kev
Jeremy Sims ...
Mick
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Jonah
Graeme Blundell ...
Detective Eric
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Detective Leanne
Robyn Loau ...
Lani
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Mum
Rita Loffo ...
Bank Teller
Stephen Caesar ...
Scary TV Crim
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Scary TV Crim
Mark Perry ...
Scary TV Crim
Emma Tom ...
TV Gangster Moll
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Greg / Laughing Boy
Lenny Rowe ...
Scary TV Crim
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Terry
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Looking for the fast track out of suburban hell, two natural born losers scheme an impossible heist. Mick is slack, cynical, and most of all, unemployed. He masterminds the plan while Kev, angry and unemployed, gets the guns. Two undercover cops and a highly strung speed dealer are not far behind. Written by Dan Miles <danmiles@hotmail.com>

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The darkly comic tale of the young and useless See more »

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20 February 1997 (Australia)  »

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Idiot Box: la caja tonta  »

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Reflected in a window of the bank building opposite when Kev and Mick are rehearsing their robbery on their bicycles. See more »

Quotes

Mick: I didn't call you an idiot, I asked if you were an idiot, ya fuckin' idiot!
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Features The Incredible Hulk (1978) See more »

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Theme from Skippy
Written by Eric Jupp
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Down and out in suburban Australia; worth a look, because it's mildly satisfying.
25 April 2002 | by (Colorado Springs, CO) – See all my reviews

Both the style and content of this film (as previous reviewers have stated) are far from fresh, but I can't be too unkind to a film that at least doesn't pander to the PG-13 crowd with the usual doses of sitcom sensitivity and redemptive moralism. The performances are all well delivered, the look of the film is grimly realistic, and the only obligatory, sensationalistic aspect of the piece is the annoyingly typical song-track music (that gleefully exploits and sells the usual mishmash that adds up to a pop-muzak CD). There's some good dialogue here and some fine widescreen photography for those film enthusiasts who are interested in checking out the DVD release of this decent Aussie indie.


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