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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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Teddy
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Angie
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Ginger
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Blind Wally
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Duffy
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Midget
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Young Lionel
Bob Oxenbould ...
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Small Kenny
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Dirty Dean
Sarah Osmo ...
Laverne
Con Demetriou ...
Darren
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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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Bienvenue à Woop Woop  »

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$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

Reggie: Happy as a bastard on Father's Day.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Cherry 2000 (1987) See more »

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I Got You Babe
Written by Sonny Bono
Performed by Merril Bainbridge and Shaggy
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If you're not Australian, you may not get it.
23 May 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw "Welcome to Woop Woop" a couple of weeks ago on HBO, on the recommendation of my American neighbour. He loved it! And he's right. I watched this film grinning from ear to ear, and if it were not for my neighbour's enjoying it so much, I'd have thought that only Australians would get the drift of this film.

"Welcome to Woop Woop" is resplendent with Australian iconography, and if you don't know the space you may have a hard time understanding the references. As an Australian, I can tell you those references are spot on! The language, being out in the bush, the actors Rod Taylor and Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) and so many others, the stereotypical Aborigine. Cockatoos, dunnies(outhouses), the VW van, the backyard tip (dump), the brand of beer (it's real), Rogers and Hammerstein films, kangaroos as Aboriginal spirits, kangaroos as dog meat (true, not good, but true), even the main character's dog ( a Blue Heeler, Australian Cattle Dog), and the reference to the beach. They have nailed this film. 10 stars!


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