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Acko
Tom Long ...
Wally
Tony Forrow ...
Eddie
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The Man (as Steve Vidler)
Dale Kalnins ...
Kiwi Bob
Kiri Paramore ...
Les / Origami Presenter
Bill Drury ...
Jesus Freak (as William Drury)
David Moeaki ...
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Rocket
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Mrs. Jones
Evan Sheaves ...
Pete
Jarrah Darling ...
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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Acko's prized purple XA Falcon that Jimmy borrows is actually director Gregor Jordan's own car. Comedian Merrick Watts bought the car and owned it till 2011 when he sold it via auction. See more »

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Jimmy: I swear on my mothers fucking grave.
Pando: Oh shut your fucking mouth.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Bryan Brown in Conversation (2012) See more »

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These Days
Written by Powderfinger and Bernard Fanning (as Fanning)
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The Blackest of Humour
16 November 1999 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

This hillarious film captures the Australian personality perfectly. From Bryan Brown in his Hawiian Shirts and thongs to Blue Monaros and boys (Heath Ledger) too busy chasing girls to worry about their life, this film is wonderful. There are no Koala Bears or Boomerangs in sight in a lame attempt to convince foreign audiences that Australia is a great place with loads of character. It does what it does and says what it says which is just about as Australian as it gets. If you don't get the humour in this film you should go back to watching episodes of "Funniest Home Videos" as the humour must obviously be beyond you.


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