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Two Hands (1999)

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A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a ... See full summary »

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Aaron
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A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money. Rose Byrne co-stars as a country girl, who Ledger starts a romance on his trip. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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It seemed simple. Just deliver the cash. See more »

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Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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29 July 1999 (Australia)  »

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Duas Mãos  »

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Acko's prized purple XA Falcon that Jimmy borrows is actually director Gregor Jordan's own car. See more »

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Alex: Laughing
Jimmy: What? What are you smiling about?
Alex: Did you think you could pay with bananas or something?
Jimmy: Well I don't know do I? I've never been on a plane before.
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Written by Warwick Scott (as Scott), Aya Larkin (as Larkin), Michael Sutherland (as Sutherland) and Dean Sutherland (as Sutherland)
Performed by Skunkhour
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The down-underworld
25 September 2003 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

A refreshing black comedy starring some of Australia's finest. In the same way that Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels captured the funny side of London gangsters, Two Hands rips through the Sydney underworld. It wouldn't be so funny if it wasn't so close to the bone.

An Australian classic. If Australia could pull more rabbits like this out its hat it might actually have a film industry worth keeping an eye on.


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