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Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  13 November 1998 (USA)
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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.

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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some drug content | See all certifications »
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13 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,812 (USA) (13 November 1998)

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$35,471 (USA) (20 November 1998)
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This Australian movie was based on the novel "The Dead Heart" by Douglas Kennedy. An Australian film actually called Dead Heart (1996) had been made and released just a year earlier. See more »

Quotes

Nun in "The Sound of Music": Maria, our abbey is not to be used as an escape. What is it you can't face?
All: [shouting] What is it, you cunt face!
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At the beginning of the movie, the opening credits state "no animals were harmed in the making of this movie..." several seconds later they add "Neither were any people." See more »

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References Razorback (1984) See more »

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Osvaldo Farrés and English lyrics by Joe Davis
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One of a kind
9 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director Stephan Elliott had a big hit with "Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" back in 1994. This is his 1997 followup which was a huge bomb. I like it, but it's easy to see why it failed.

A con man (Jonathan Schaech) travels to Australia to kidnap some rare exotic birds (don't ask). He is unexpectedly sexually attacked by a VERY aggressive young woman, and she knocks him out, drugs him and takes him to her hometown, Woop Woop, and proclaims he's her husband. Woop Woop is in the middle of nowhere, has a population of 50 and is definetely a strange place--Rodgers + Hammerstein songs are blasting from speakers all day (!!!), they kill kangaroos and make them into dog food and no one is ever allowed to leave the town. Schaech wants out...but can he make it?

To say this movie is bizarre is an understatement--it's VERY weird! Everyone overacts to the extreme (especially Schaech) and wear very weird, colorful costumes (I mean that in a good way). The script goes rambling all over the place, most lines make no sense and then there's the non-stop R&H songs! Still, it is very funny (if a little sick at times) and you can't take your eyes away from it.

The acting is, as I said, over the top but great. Schaech gets right in the mood of things from the beginning--he's very lighthearted, grinning continuously and gives his all to his lines. He's also handsome and hunky and has a few nude scenes. Also Rod Taylor chews the scenery again, and again, and again, and AGAIN as Daddy-O--the leader of the town.

It does lag a little at the end and it's definetely not for all tastes but totally off-beat and fun--particularly the opening in NYC and the last scene with...well, you'll know! A must-see for R&H fans.


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