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Two Hands -- Heath Ledger takes the  lead in this clever crime drama.  Jimmy, a small time criminal destined to follow in his brother's footsteps, is recruited by the Pando (Bryan Brown), the local crime boss, to do a courier job.  Jimmy's troubles begin when he loses the $10,000 he is supposed to deliver for Pando.


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29 July 1999 (Australia) See more »
It seemed simple. Just deliver the cash. See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Heath Ledger ... Jimmy

Bryan Brown ... Pando

David Field ... Acko
Tom Long ... Wally
Tony Forrow ... Eddie

Steven Vidler ... The Man (as Steve Vidler)
Dale Kalnins ... Kiwi Bob
Kiri Paramore ... Les / Origami Presenter
Bill Drury ... Jesus Freak (as William Drury)
David Moeaki ... Louise
Mathew Wilkinson ... Rocket

Rose Byrne ... Alex
Mary Acres ... Mrs. Jones
Evan Sheaves ... Pete
Jarrah Darling ... Aaron
Andrew Hunter ... Rough Guy
Mariel McClorey ... Helen
Stuart Fenton ... Kings Cross Policemen
Grant Bennett ... Kings Cross Policemen
Jacquy Phillips ... Sharon (as Jacqy Phillips)
Peter Mclean ... Muscle Guy (as Peter McLean)
Poppy Savakkis ... Alex Look-a-like
Tim Wright ... Young Man on Beach
Lynden Jones ... Middle Aged Man on Beach

Susie Porter ... Deirdre
Brian Staunton ... Shopkeeper
Rob Duckworth ... Hot FM DJ

Moya O'Sullivan ... Mrs Fletcher

Salvatore Coco ... Young Greek Man
Jonno Zissler ... Aaron's Friend
Jim Webb ... Bearded Man
Mick Innes ... Bill - Wrecker

Steve Le Marquand ... Wozza

Kieran Darcy-Smith ... Craig
Daniel Amodeo ... Kelvin
Kevin Smith ... Koorie Man

Imelda Corcoran ... Female Cop
Waddah Sari ... Lean Youth
Damian Monk ... Sleazy Man
Lisa Natalie ... Pando's Wife
Adam Muncu ... Jake
Jerome Ehlers ... Busker

Richard Carter ... 2NAX DJ
Jai Kemp ... Security Guard

Warwick Young ... Bank Teller
Avril Wynne ... Bank Teller
Chris Mitchell ... Cop

Brett Praed ... Cop
Stuart Spence ... Yuppie
Katya Tarnawski ... Young Woman with Baby
Damian Bradford ... Larry
Glen Suter ... Larry's Driver

Mitchell Butel ... Airport Ticket Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristine Stanley ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregor Jordan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gregor Jordan  writer

Produced by
Marian Macgowan .... producer
Bryce Menzies .... executive producer
Mark Turnbull .... executive producer
Timothy White .... executive producer (as Tim White)
Original Music by
Cezary Skubiszewski 
Cinematography by
Malcolm McCulloch (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lee Smith 
Casting by
Christine King 
Production Design by
Steven Jones-Evans 
Art Direction by
Richard Hobbs 
Costume Design by
Emily Seresin 
Makeup Department
Jason Gardner .... hair stylist
Jason Gardner .... makeup artist
Tina Gordon .... hair assistant
Tina Gordon .... makeup assistant
Cassie Hanlon .... hair styles supervisor
Cassie Hanlon .... makeup supervisor
Kerrin Jackson .... assistant makeup artist
Kerrin Jackson .... hair assistant
Kerrin Jackson .... makeup assistant
Paul Katte .... prosthetic makeup designer and fabricator: Makeup Effects Group
Jennifer Lamphee .... hair stylist
Jennifer Lamphee .... makeup artist
Deborah Lanser .... stand-by prosthetic makeup artist
Nuggett McCabe .... hair assistant
Nuggett McCabe .... makeup assistant
Nick Nicolaou .... prosthetic makeup designer and fabricator: Makeup Effects Group (as Nick Nicolaoi)
Erica Wells .... hair assistant
Erica Wells .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Robert Graham .... unit manager (as Bob Graham)
Marge McInnes .... post-production supervisor
Laurie Pettinari .... assistant unit manager
Sam Thompson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Martin .... first assistant director
Jennifer Rees-Brown .... second assistant director
Gordon Westman .... third assistant director
Art Department
Sean Ahern .... carpenter
Lou Austin .... props buyer
Lou Austin .... set dresser
Richie Dehne .... props buyer
Richie Dehne .... set dresser
Nikki DiFalco .... art department assistant
Ben Foley .... trades assistant
Aiden Guilfoyle .... brush-hand
Greg Hajdu .... construction manager
Ian Hathaway .... leading hand
Karen Hedley .... brush-hand
Guido Helmstetter .... sculptor
Eugene Land .... carpenter
Edmund Levine .... art department runner
Lewis Morley .... model maker
Tam Morris .... storyboard artist
Johnny Sella .... scenic artist
Sophie Tarney .... props buyer
Paul Tuplin .... leading hand
Steve Warren .... painter
Fiona Wilson .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Rodney Berling .... assistant dialogue editor
Nick Breslin .... adr editor
Greg P. Fitzgerald .... sound mix liaison (as Greg Fitzgerald)
Jack Friedman .... boom operator
David Grusovin .... assistant adr editor
Simon Hewitt .... foley artist
Phil Heywood .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Jordan .... dialogue editor
Ross Linton .... sound recordist
Rick Lisle .... adr recordist
Rick Lisle .... foley recordist
Steve Murphy .... consultant: Dolby sound
Amanda Shillabeer .... adr
Lee Smith .... sound designer
Samantha Stevens .... sound attachment
Peter Townend .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Dan Oliver .... special effects technician
Tad Pride .... stand-by special effects
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... optical effects manager: Dfilm Services
Tim Crosbie .... lead digital compositor: Dfilm Digital Effects
Peter Doyle .... creative director: Dfilm Digital Effects
Sally Goldberg .... CGI supervisor: Dfilm Digital Effects
Mark Harmon .... scanning and recording: Dfilm Digital Effects
Krista Jordan .... roller typographer
Jane Maguire .... producer: Dfilm Digital Effects (as Jane McGuire)
Alaric McAusland .... executive producer: Dfilm Digital Effects
Marge McInnes .... visual effects producer
Mark Nettleton .... lead digital compositor: Dfilm Digital Effects
Ken Phelan .... optical effects printer: Efilm Services
John Pope .... scanning and recording: Dfilm Digital Effects
Ellen Roelvink .... scanning and recording: Dfilm Digital Effects
Anthos Simon .... scanning and recording: Dfilm Digital Effects
Jon Thum .... lead digital compositor: Dfilm Digital Effects (as John Thum)
Lazaro Cifuentes .... stunt driver
Lazaro Cifuentes .... stunts
Nash Edgerton .... stunt driver
Dean Gould .... stunt performer
Scotty Gregory .... stunt driver
Dale Kalnins .... stunts
Darren Loveday .... action vehicle coordinator
Tony Lynch .... stunt double
Rocky McDonald .... stunt coordinator (as Douglas 'Rocky' McDonald)
Kathy McMorrow .... stunt driver
Chris Mitchell .... stunts
Steve Morris .... stunt driver
Brett Praed .... stunts
Glenn Suter .... stunts
Gordon Waddell .... stunts
Avril Wynne .... stunts
Warwick Young .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Garth Allen .... third electrician
Louise Ayling .... video assistant attachment
Phil Balsdon .... Steadicam operator
Guy Bowden .... assistant grip
Peter Bushby .... gaffer
Toby Churchill-Brown .... grip
Terry Cook .... assistant grip
Peter de Rody .... light operator: Musco lights
John Delahunty .... generator operator
Dave Hansen .... assistant grip
Rob Hunter .... underwater photographer
Greg King .... assistant grip
Annika Korsgaard .... still photographer assistant
Michael Leslie .... assistant grip
Gary Lincoln .... key grip
Darien Lovell .... video assistant attachment
Iain Mathieson .... best boy
Ian McAlpine .... assistant grip
Phil Mulligan .... third electrician
Harry Panagiotidis .... Steadicam operator
Karl Rees .... video assistant attachment
Beau Sevastos .... assistant grip
Lewis Sparkes .... third electrician
Stuart Spence .... still photographer
Ben Steel .... electrician
Rebecca Steele .... clapper loader
Anna Townsend .... focus puller
Bryn Whitie .... underwater assistant camera
Animation Department
Rob Nunn .... additional animator
Casting Department
Christina No .... casting assistant: Liz Mullinar Casting Consultants
Mim Weger .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shareen Beringer .... costume assistant
Kate Green .... costume supervisor
Kate Green .... stand-by costumer
Nicki Harrington .... costume assistant
Chintamani Lila .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Margaret Bourke .... negative matcher
Arthur Cambridge .... color timer
John Lee .... first assistant editor
Paula Lourie .... conforming editor
Matt Thomas .... color timer
Music Department
Andy Baldwin .... musician: beatmaster
Craig Beard .... musician: vibraphone
Trevor Cronin .... music engineer: songs
Chris Gough .... music supervisor: Mana Music
Robin Gray .... score recordist: orchestra, Allan Eaton Studios
Stephen Hadley .... musician: bass (as Steven Hadley)
Tony Hinks .... musician: sax and bass clarinet
Peter Jones .... musician: drums
Gregor Jordan .... musician: guitar
Michael Letho .... score mixer: Sing Sing/Platinum Studios
Michael Letho .... score recordist: Sing Sing/Platinum Studios
Daryl McKenzie .... conductor
Daryl McKenzie .... orchestrator
Shane O'Mara .... musician: guitar
Barry Palmer .... musician: guitar
Adam Rhodes .... music sound engineer: additional recordings, C-Zee Studios
Cezary Skubiszewski .... composer: love theme
Jan Skubiszewski .... composer: love theme
Lee Smith .... music editor
Transportation Department
Simon Hammond .... driver: camera truck
Laurie Pettinari .... driver: makeup bus
Other crew
Nick Bell .... unit assistant
Greg Blandy .... safety officer
John Bowring .... armorer
Anni Browning .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Ellie Campbell .... production runner
Lazaro Cifuentes .... safety officer
Jane Corden .... post-production accountant
Vanessa Critchley .... production secretary
Harry Dakanalis .... safety officer
Peter Doyle .... title designer: opening titles
Roy Earnshaw .... armorer
Kirsten Fazio .... production assistant
Sarah Fischer .... assistant to producer
Tony Gibbs .... insurance: H W Wood
Dean Gould .... double: Jimmy
Nigel Harbach .... double: Wozza
Jane Healy .... assistant to producer
Jeff Lord .... unit assistant
Simon Lucas .... location assistant
Tony Lynch .... double: Acko
Zyra McAuliffe .... nurse
Kevin Meagher .... location assistant
Bryce Menzies .... legal services: Roth Warren Solicitors
Joanne Newell .... assistant accountant
Basia Plachecki .... production coordinator
Wayne Pleace .... safety reporter (as Wayne Please)
Phillip Roope .... location manager
Jill Ryan .... production accountant
Fiona Searson .... publicist
Jan Thornton .... lab liaison
Jo Weeks .... script supervisor
Peter Williams .... unit assistant
Denise Wolfson .... lab liaison
Phillip Young .... armourer
Michael Ienna .... illusion (uncredited)
Jason Mack .... security officer (uncredited)
Philippa Bateman .... special thanks
John Polson .... thanks
Joan Sauers .... thanks

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Rated R for violence and pervasive language
103 min | Germany:89 min (DVD version) (25 fps)
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
It has energy to burn!, 15 August 2005
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Jimmy (Heath Ledger) is given a simple job by Pando (Bryan Brown) a underworld kingpin to deliver money to a particular address, but when no one answers the door Jimmy decides to take a dip at the beach to pass some time, but he notices that his clothes on the sand have been messed up and the 10 grand is gone. Jimmy rings Pando to tell him the problem, but he doesn't want to hear it. Pando and his boys try their best to locate Jimmy, meaning no more Jimmy if they get their hands on him. So now Jimmy goes into hiding to organise a bank robbery to get Pando's money back. Also throughout this mess he meets the innocently sweet Alex (Rose Byrne) and together they're in for one hell of a ride through Sydney's King Cross.

"Two Hands" is simply an engrossing pick-me-up film that's brisk, exhilarating and incredibly fresh. What you got here is pretty much an urban gangster film with a seedy backdrop and in-your-face violence… what, how's that fresh you ask? Well, because it takes us into the underworld where the Australian culture shines with criminals wearing thongs (flip flops) and footy shorts, done up cars and a can of beer in the hand… and don't forgot the Australian sense of humour, dry and sarcastic. You can say it owes a lot to the likes of "Pulp Fiction", "Goodfellas" (a fave of mine) and "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels" for its inspiration, but for me it still stands on its own. The film has real mixture of light-hearted moments, but also a mean streak to it with some unexpected shocks and black humour that can actually be disturbing. You just don't know what's coming and it has a nice touch of snappy irony (especially the ending) and great timing with its humour. One scene involving a bank robbery will have you in stitches, I guarantee you. The plot's outline is really a coming to age story (or about the road not taken), with a punching love tale added and then the gangster element to finish it off. Most of the sub-plots were cleverly constructed and interlocked, well maybe it could've gone without the supernatural element involving Jimmy's dead brother, but in the overall context the diverse plot seems to all click together. Intense, natural and crisp dialogue filled the outrageously colourful script, with quick jabs of Aussie slang/twang - I'm fair dinkum!

What truly made the film was that of Bryan Brown's performance of Pando. He just gave his character such a deviously charismatic/nasty persona that when he wasn't on screen his presence was still felt. He gave his character two sides - one being a prick, but the other side is such a good bloke. A young Rose Byrne glows with her nervously sweet/quirky character Alex. She looked radially gorgeous and added a bubbly personality. Then you got Heath Ledger who fit's the buck as the naive Jimmy. Great supporting cast involved with the likes of Susie Porter, Tom Long, David Field, Steve Vidler and Steve Le Marquand. Such raw performances are achieved and from that you get riveting, fun and believable characters. Pumping rock soundtrack bursting at the seams with the likes of Powderfinger and Alex Lloyd provide a cool vibe. Also being shot on location in Sydney's King Cross really helped it stick out by holding a life of its own and showing the Australian way of life. Gliding camera tricks captured the city's backdrop superbly, especially the piercing nightlife. This was a film that when it ended I was totally satisfied with what I got. Overall, a slickly paced crime thriller that achieves what it intended to do... a fun, clever and crazy roller coaster ride of thrills and excitement.

I say, it's a successful Aussie take on "Lock, Stock and Two smoking barrels" by director/writer Gregor Jordan in his debut film. If you come across it, don't hesitate to it give it a go.

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