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Scott Roberts (written by)
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Release Date:
27 June 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
All It Takes Is A Little Persuasion See more »
Plot:
Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Guy Pearce ... Dale Twentyman

Rachel Griffiths ... Carol Twentyman

Robert Taylor ... Frank Malone

Joel Edgerton ... Shane Twentyman

Damien Richardson ... Mal Twentyman
Rhondda Findleton ... Jane Moore

Kate Atkinson ... Pamela

Vince Colosimo ... Det. Mike Kelly
Paul Sonkkila ... Det. Jack O'Riordan
Kim Gyngell ... Paul

Dorian Nkono ... Tarzan
Stephen Whittaker ... Rawson
Torquil Neilson ... Mick

Don Bridges ... Doug
Doug Bowles ... Bill
Greg Fleet ... Tony
Ross Daniels ... Dave
Peter Regan ... Governor
Roger Neave ... Doctor
Jason Gilchrist ... Weightlifter

Jasper Bagg ... Prisoner In Visiting Room
Niniane Le Page ... Prisoner's Wife
Beth Buchanan ... Nurse
Frank Kennedy ... Sick Prisoner
Tony Jones ... Newsreader

Louise Crawford ... Waitress #1

Michelle Avery ... Waitress #2
Kerry Cole ... Norbert
Colwyn Roberts ... Bookie
Georgie Bax ... Sheryl
Leanne McCulloch ... Massage Woman

Nash Edgerton ... Bank Guard
Aris Gounaris ... Hotel Security Guard #1
James Shaw ... Hotel Security Guard #2
James Charters ... Hotel Security Guard #3
Gary Rens ... Security Guard #1
Wasim Sabra ... Security Guard #2
Phil Pollard ... Security Guard #3
Tahu Marumaru ... Security Guard #4
Marc Calderazzo ... Prison Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noel Ballantine ... Bookie (uncredited)

Monty Burgess ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Scottie Cameron ... Skateboarder (uncredited)
Jordan Janceski ... Race-Goer (uncredited)

Albany Livingstone ... Bikini Girl at Bondi Beach (uncredited)
David Newell ... Security Guard (uncredited)

David No ... Basketballer (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Roberts 
 
Writing credits
Scott Roberts (written by)

Produced by
Al Clark .... producer
Hilary Davis .... executive producer
Gareth Jones .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Thrussell 
 
Cinematography by
Brian J. Breheny (director of photography) (as Brian Breheny)
 
Film Editing by
Martin Connor 
 
Casting by
Ann Robinson 
 
Production Design by
Paddy Reardon 
 
Art Direction by
Jeffrey Thorp 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Thompson 
 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
 
Makeup Department
Andrea Cadzow .... hair stylist
Andrea Cadzow .... makeup artist
Angela Conte .... hair stylist
Angela Conte .... makeup artist
Cassie Hanlon .... key hair stylist
Cassie Hanlon .... key makeup artist
Anna Karpinski .... hair stylist
Anna Karpinski .... makeup artist
Michael Longhitano .... hair stylist
Michael Longhitano .... makeup artist
Naomi Murray .... hair stylist
Naomi Murray .... makeup artist
Shane Thomas .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Yvonne Collins .... production supervisor
Andy Pappas .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brendan Campbell .... assistant director
Lisa Farinosi .... assistant director: Melbourne unit
Emma Jamvold .... third assistant director
Toni Raynes .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Milo Angel .... graphic artist
Paul Buck .... property master
Jamo Clemens .... painter
Ben Corless .... construction foreman
Scott Davis .... carpenter
Sandy Grant .... stand-by props
Rain Hart .... storyboard artist
Honi Keller .... art department runner
Caroline Kelly .... art department coordinator
Joe Kiely .... set dresser
Adam Liddell .... assistant stand-by props
Gus Lobb .... scenic artist
Ross Murdoch .... carpenter
Jan Van Olphen .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Christian Bass .... foley mixer
Julius Chan .... supervising sound editor
Robert Deschaine .... adr recordist (as Bob Deschaine)
Les Fiddess .... foley editor
Mauricio Hernández .... foley editor
Malcolm Hughes .... boom operator: Melbourne (as Mal Hughes)
Phil Judd .... sound re-recording mixer
Doron Kipen .... adr recordist
Jo Mion .... adr editor
Liam Price .... sound effects editor
Peter Purcell .... sound re-recording mixer
Angus Robertson .... dialogue editor
Dean Ryan .... boom operator
Sharon Ryan .... adr recordist
John Schiefelbein .... sound recordist
Danielle Wiessner .... adr editor
Danielle Wiessner .... adr supervisor
Katy Wood .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Peter Stubbs .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Crosbie .... senior compositor
William Gammon .... digital compositor
Michael Garrett .... opening titles designer: Rising Sun Pictures
Edwina Hayes .... visual effects producer
Wayne Lewis .... visual effects director
Jason Madigan .... digital compositor
Ken Phelan .... optical supervisor
Rudy Vergara .... optical supervisor
 
Stunts
Russell Allan .... stunts
Brett Anderson .... stunts
Lance Anderson .... stunts
Szumai Anderson .... stunts
Amanda Buchanan .... stunts
Marky Lee Campbell .... stunt performer
Wayne Cartwright .... stunts
Kent Clifton-Bligh .... stunts
Nash Edgerton .... stunt double: Joel Edgerton
Roy Edmunds .... stunts
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt coordinator
Morgan Evans .... stunts
Russell Frost .... stunts
Chris Hargreaves .... stunts
Nathan Hoey .... stunts
Graham Jahne .... stunts
Chris Kemp .... stunts
David No .... stunts
Philip Reilley .... stunts (as Phil Reilley)
Warwick Sadler .... stunts
Davin Taylor .... stunts
Rick Tonna .... stunts
Christine Wilson .... stunts (as Chris Wilson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn Arrowsmith .... grip
Matt Begg .... electrician
Tov Belling .... first assistant camera
Paul Booth .... gaffer
Dan Carr .... electrician
Chris Dewhurst .... third electrician
Cameron Gaze .... video split operator
Ben Hackworth .... assistant to cinematographer
Dean Hall .... grip
Chris Hansford .... grip
Rob Hansford .... key grip
James Honey .... grip
Trish Keating .... focus puller: Melbourne
Michael Leslie .... grip: Sydney
Lex Martin .... electrician
Peter McCaffrey .... camera operator
Andrew McGeorge .... clapper loader: Sydney
Katie Milwright .... clapper loader
John Radel .... assistant camera
Zeb Simpson .... video operator
Peter Stott .... assistant camera
Peter Stott .... focus puller: second unit
John Tarrant .... grip
Luke Thomas .... focus puller: Sydney
John Tsiavis .... still photographer
Martin Turner .... director of photography: second unit
 
Casting Department
Brooke Howden .... casting: Melbourne
Danika May .... casting assistant: Sydney
Jo Rippon .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Barton .... stand-by wardrobe
Gareth Blaha .... costume assistant
Alban Farrawell .... costume supervisor
Kelly Foreman .... costume assistant
Peter O'Halloran .... costume stand-by
Keryn Ribbands .... costume stand-by
 
Editorial Department
Helen Barry .... assistant editor
Ian Letcher .... color grader
 
Music Department
Frank Tetaz .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
Steve Mahoney .... action vehicle coordinator
Bruce Williams .... picture car wrangler
 
Other crew
Jeremy Atcliffe .... assistant accountant
Stephen Brett .... location manager
Melanie Brunt .... production secretary
Pauline Burt .... risk manager (as Pauline Larkkom)
Rachel Craze .... production intern
Shane Dettman .... unit assistant
John Fox .... armorer
Victor Fukushima .... unit assistant
Serena Gattuso .... production coordinator
Peter Harris .... location manager: Sydney
Rachel Higgins .... assistant to producer
Michael Ienna .... runner
Flynn Jungwirth .... stand-in
Lachlan Kerr .... unit assistant: Melbourne (as Lachlan Ker)
Fran Lanigan .... unit publicist
Ben Lowe .... location assistant
Paul Matthews .... catering assistant
John May .... production accountant
Anne-Maree McBean .... stand-in
David McDougal .... unit assistant
Benjamin McNair .... catering assistant (as Benji McNair)
Noel Muscat .... location assistant
Nino Negrin .... unit assistant
Russell Olofsson .... unit assistant: Sydney
Stephen Rutter .... travel manager
Anne Went .... script supervisor
Jason Mack .... security officer (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Twentyman Brothers" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and brief drug use
Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Dale Twentyman:We've got time for a swim after this.
Shane Twentyman:We haven't got any trunks.
Dale Twentyman:We'll go in our undies.
Shane Twentyman:I'm not wearing any.
Dale Twentyman:[Looks at Shane] I'll buy you some.
Shane Twentyman:Undies?
Dale Twentyman:Trunks.
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Lock Stock and Aussie?, 21 January 2003
Author: rob mclean from Loxton, SA

Big time Hollywood star Guy Pearce returns to his old stomping grounds in Australia to headline crime thriller The Hard Word. Straight out of the pages of a Robert G Barrett or Gary Disher novel, The Hard Word has plenty of p(l)ot holes, making for an occasionally bumpy ride. But it does the job as a gritty Australian crime story. Also owes something to the direction of Guy Ritchie as several times I felt like I was watching an Australian version of Lock Stock. Pearce heads a trio of bank robbing brothers stuck in jail, waiting to be released by their employers – high profile members of the police force and their lawyer. Upon their release they become involved in a new scam, developed by their crooked lawyer, which could make them very rich. The old criminal traps of sex and greed rear their head however, producing a cataclysmic reaction. Joining Pearce in a quality Australian cast are Golden Globe winner Rachel Griffiths, Joel Edgerton (The Secret Life of Us), Damien Richardson, Vince Colosimo and Kym Gyngell. The real beauty of this film is that it' obviously Australian. So many Aussie films these days pander to the American market by reducing the Australian identity. However, in The Hard Word we see the back streets of Melbourne and Sydney, the tarmac entrances to the cities and even our nation's obsession with big objects gets a run. There's been no attempt to make the cities and other backdrops more glamorous and therefore less identifiably Australian. The crims in this film live on the edge of their seats, like real criminals everywhere. They are hard men, but with personalities like you and me. Not like the characters we are served in American movies who drive around in flash vehicles, live in mansions and take great delight in getting involved in car chases with police. These guys live in the shade, avoiding confrontation and identification where able. It is this respect for Australia and the determination of the film makers to give The Hard Way some substantive local grit that makes it a successful film, proving that not all Australian movies have to be quirky. Weekly recommended movie: Two Hands (1999) starring Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, Rose Byrne and Tom Long. If you loved The Hard Word, then this is certainly the movie for you.

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