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Idiot Box (1996)

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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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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

Kev: We're not gonna shoot anyone, we're just gonna have some fun.
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Features The Incredible Hulk (1978) See more »

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Aussie Indie at it's best
17 September 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A grim, gritty and uncompromising look at slacker life in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. A similar mind set to FIGHT CLUB, THE GRADUATE, SUBURBIA and even A CLOCKWORK ORANGE - young men with no future, with nothing to do but spew hate at the establishment around them. An underrated, under appreciated and highly engrossing film. Watch this film and you'll feel like swigging a case of VB and smashing the empties against a brick wall.


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