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Spank (1999)

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Paulie, an Italian man returns to his hometown of Adelaide, Australia after spending three years in a monastery. Upon returning home, he finds his buddies have not grown beyond where they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vince Poletto ...
Rocky
Victoria Dixon-Whittle ...
Jo
Lucia Mastrantone ...
Tina
Mario Gamma ...
Nick
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Paulie
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Vinny
Marco Venturini ...
Ang
Charlotte Rose ...
Kylie (as Charlotte Rees)
Nic Hurcombe ...
Bruce
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Fat Remmy
Rosalba Clemente ...
Nick's Ma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Lapdog
Peter Green ...
Mayor Spiros
Paul Lightfoot ...
Club Bouncer
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Real estate agent
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Paulie, an Italian man returns to his hometown of Adelaide, Australia after spending three years in a monastery. Upon returning home, he finds his buddies have not grown beyond where they were when he left. Together, they decide to open a café. Enter a rich young man, who is obsessed with Sylvester Stallone movies thus his nickname of Rocky, acts like a gangster with thugs in tow and a constantly belittled girlfriend. Obviously, the girl and Paulie hit it off and they must find a way out of Rocky's clutches. The film's title comes from the name of the café the trio decide on. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A cappuccino comedy about boys desperately trying to be men [Video Australia] See more »

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10 June 1999 (Australia)  »

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AUD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Spankin' good fun
21 June 1999 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

I live in adelaide, I have been to rundle street many times. I have a lot of Italian friends myself, spank is a good good aussie flick. I am of a few out of my friends like australian films... Pity, there are too many of excellent ones out there.

Spank is a good, fun comedy about some italian young'uns that are trying to start up their own cafe in one of the busiest streets in Adelaide.

I can't really say much besides it being good with location of filming, acting, humor and the stereotyping of italians is just right.

Go see it, 10/10


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