After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Peters ...
Young Nikki
Julie Wood ...
Nikki's Mother (as Julie Sobotta)
Syd Brisbane ...
Nikki's Father
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Nikki Davies
Geoff Revell ...
Paul Nathan
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Al Fletcher
Barry Langrishe ...
Zipper Doyle
Eliza Lovell ...
Felicity
Jordan Weldon-Iley ...
Young Boy
Carmel Johnson ...
Hotel Regency Maid
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Detective Hummer
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Detective Crean
Liz Windsor ...
Medical Examiner
Paul Rees ...
Assistant Medical Examiner
Audine Leith ...
Jules in the Gym
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Storyline

Two young scam artists rob their drugged victims after the woman is picked up in bars and taken to a hotel room. The only problem is that their latest victim dies. Looking at his stuff, they suddenly find a video tape with a former athlete sexually involved with a young boy. The woman contacts the athlete and sets off a series of murders in which they are incriminated and a chase across Australia led by the athlete, the police, and an aborigine tracker. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The ultimate romantic getaway. See more »

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Rated R for some graphic sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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14 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,088 (USA) (14 November 1997)

Gross:

$731,091 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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All but one scene were improvised by the actors and director, working from a scene-by-scene treatment of approximately 65 pages.The one scene which was fully written with dialogue was the "bacon" scene in the diner between the two cops. See more »

Quotes

Detective Crean: [Reading a police report on Al] He's got a short wick.
Detective Hummer: Fuse.
Detective Crean: What?
Detective Hummer: Short fuse. That's the term.
Detective Crean: No, it's referring to his dick size.
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References The Footy Show (1994) See more »

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EXCELLENT ACTING, EXCELLENT PLOT, EXCELLENT DIRECTING!!
30 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

If Frances O'Connor and Matt Day don't get regular, steady acting work and eventually become big stars, I'll be very surprised. Despite all the other good things about "Kiss Or Kill", the two of them hold the movie together. O'Connor is sexy and tough, and Day is a solid leading man. The rest of the cast does a good job, especially the cops. The plot is a little loose, but it kind of makes you guess as to what's going on. In the end, this is a must see. Go rent it right away!!!


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