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Stickmen (2001)

R  |   |  Drama  |  18 January 2001 (New Zealand)
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Three young men unwittingly become involved in an underground pool tournament.

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Jack
Paolo Rotondo ...
Thomas
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Wayne
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Karen
Anne Nordhaus ...
Sara
Kirk Torrance ...
Holden
John Leigh ...
Dave
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Daddy
Luanne Gordon ...
Lulu
Matthew Chamberlain ...
Hugh (as Matt Chamberlain)
James Coleman ...
Graham
Rhys Morgan ...
Jimmy
Victor Rodger ...
Eric
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Father Benton
Shane Bartle ...
Father Carhill
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Jack, Thomas and Wayne are the Stickmen. They like nothing more than to have a beer in one hand, a pool cue in the other, a coin on the table and their mates around them. They play pub pool for fun and money at Dave's bar. Desperate to get out of debt, Dave gets the Stickmen entered into a high stakes pool tournament run by vicious crime boss "Daddy". He also gets them into a whole rack of trouble. Can the Stickmen beat the odds, pocket the money, win the girls and save Dave? You rack 'em, they crack 'em. And never take your eye off the ball. Written by Evan Yates <yates@hnpl.net>

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Playing the Shots. Covering the Angles. Waiting for the Big Break.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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The last line of credits shows the production year as MCMX (1910). It should say MMI. See more »

Quotes

Holden: Geez Caller, how do you piss with that thing?
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Spoofs Men in Black (1997) See more »

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That's What Love Will Make You Do
Written and performed by Little Milton
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Tarantino Down Under.
24 May 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. Ok, it's made on the cheap, the story is very basic and some of the characters are over the top, but that describes "Resevoir Dogs" and " Lock, Stock..." as well. The acting and sense of humour are superb, and it contains a real insight into New Zealand's lad culture. Visually stunning, occasionally letting style overtake substance (just like Tarantino and Ritchie did with their films), it is a joy to watch. And the drunken pool master is really funny. If you're prepared to let the higher brain functions have a night off, catch this film. More fun than a cat in a Microwave. (And if that line offends you, probably give this film a miss.)


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