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The Boys (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  7 May 1998 (Australia)
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Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie ... See full summary »

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Brett Sprague
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Michelle
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Sandra Sprague
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Glenn Sprague
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Stevie Sprague
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Jackie
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George (Abo)
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Lawrence Woodward ...
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Peter Hehir ...
Graham Newman
Andrew Heys ...
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Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day will not end well. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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$1,284 (USA) (15 October 1999)

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$2,930 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Toni Collette actually grew up in the rough Sydney suburbs where the film is set. See more »

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Around 30 minutes in, Stevie pulls a cigarette from a packet and sticks it in his mouth twice within a matter of seconds. See more »

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A brilliant Australian Film
1 November 1998 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

What a Movie...this movie was impacting, and left a sour taste in my mouth. Brett Sprague was an extremely nasty piece of works. David Wenham brought the character of Brett to life so brilliantly. I was in fear of this character, and what was the most frightening aspect was that this character felt real... not a "Freddy Kruger" type of unbelievable scary character, but a TRUE nightmare... there are people like Brett out there in the world, and that was what was so frightening for me. This movie had a tremendous sense of fear and danger throughout. Every performance was outstanding, especially those of David Wenham, Toni Collette and Lynette Curran. The women in the film sensed the imminent danger, but the brothers were just hopelessly and dangerously in awe of their brother, Brett. This is Australian film making at its best, and I would like to commend our film industry with taking risks, and encouraging our artists to continue to make wonderfully original and creative films. Congratulations to all concerned.


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