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The Boys (1998)

R  |   |  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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Cast

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Brett Sprague
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Michelle
Lynette Curran ...
Sandra Sprague
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Glenn Sprague
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Stevie Sprague
Jeanette Cronin ...
Jackie
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Nola (as Anna Lise)
Pete Smith ...
George (Abo)
Sal Sharah ...
Nick
Lawrence Woodward ...
Jailer
Peter Hehir ...
Graham Newman
Andrew Heys ...
Sparrow
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Policeman
Anthony Kierann ...
Policeman
Stephen Leeder ...
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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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7 May 1998 (Australia)  »

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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 15-20 minutes in, Michelle lights the same cigarette three times in quick succession. See more »

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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

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An incredibly powerful and disturbing movie
22 October 1998 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This movie is not entertainment and should be approached with caution. That said, it is a powerful insight into how a certain strata of society lives. You see the boredom and hopelessness and the effect it has on the individual and the family.

The strength of the movie lies in the control and stillness of the main character. This is not a man you want to meet, let alone upset.


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