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Idiot Box (1996)

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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Kev
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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 ...
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Mark Perry ...
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Emma Tom ...
TV Gangster Moll
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Greg / Laughing Boy
Lenny Rowe ...
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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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20 February 1997 (Australia)  »

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Idiot Box: la caja tonta  »

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Goofs

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 (1982) See more »

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Riding High
Written by Richard L. Cammeron/Margo Smith Cammeron
Fort Wayne Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Kathryn Pitt
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entertaining yobbo story with great lines
16 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

i thought this movie was really cool when it came out dark, funny,real. filled with jerks and sensitive people good bad and ugly. Overall still enjoyable. I loved the music i loved jeremy sims and robyn loau. I also thought ben mendelson was awesome in his character. Maybe you don't get Aussie humour. Thats OK But there are lots of others who do! Sure The Boys is good but not as funny and enjoyable as Idiot Box. I would recommend this and Two Hands, and another movie that has bryan Brown and Toni Collette in it its set in the 60s, its very good, not that old, as some beaut Aussie films. plus Shine by Scott Hicks brilliant movie,


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