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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
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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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18 January 2001 (New Zealand)  »

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The last line of credits shows the production year as MCMX (1910). It should say MMI. See more »

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Holden: Geez Caller, how do you piss with that thing?
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extraction of heads!!
8 October 2004 | by (west midlands, england) – See all my reviews

Why do so many people want to compare this film to lock stock? is it a British thing? maybe. ENOUGH ABOUT LOCK STOCK (which in my opinion was a film full of mis cast actors.

Stickmen does not make you rethink your life! Stickmen does not make you want to start your own pool team! ( dirty dancing made me want to dance, Rocky made me want to box.)

What stickmen gives you is 1.5 hrs of laughs followed by tension, followed by romance followed by pool. It is full of kiwi humour and although a different genre to "brain dead" it clearly has the same down to earth non pompous attitude to laughter.

so lets get our heads out of our butts and laugh at Wayne, envy Jack and get our moms to smother Thomas in kisses. Who would have thought that so many class performances could have come from Shortland street.


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