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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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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 <>

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It was only one mistake, but it was a big one See more »


Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

29 July 1999 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Duas Mãos  »

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1.85 : 1
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There's a shot of the front yard of a house full of Holden cars. The camera pans to the letterbox showing the house number to be 186, the classic Holden engine size. See more »


Jimmy: You giving me a shotty?
Wozza: Yeah, what? You don't like shotguns?
Jimmy: Nah, shotties alright.
Wozza: Yeah shotties are good mate.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Bryan Brown in Conversation (2012) See more »


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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Lets hope director Jordan has more tales up his sleeve to tell.
26 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Jordan takes us into the seedy crime side of Sydney, Australia, following the desperate attempt of nineteen year old Jimmy, (Heath Ledger), who bundles a job for a local gangster and needs to make amend before they get to him. The gangsters, (led by Bryan Brown), are a menacing bunch with a humorous streak in them. That's what makes the film work, because we always view gangsters as a rough bunch out to screw you badly. But this mob tickle your funny bone as well. A clever structured script by Jordan has characters crossing paths and getting caught in the web plot.

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