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Set in 1960's Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors. Written by
Greg Dean Schmitz
A 'lobster' (referenced when Darcy purchases the guns from his friend still in the army) is an Australian colloquial term used for the twenty dollar note whose distinctive red/orange colour is likened to a cooked lobster See more »
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Composed by M. Schneider / R. Schneider
Published by Origin Music / Festival Music Publishing
Performed by Lisa Miller, Jody Bell and Tim Rogers
2002 BMG Australia Limited See more »
True story, in the 1960s the American government was trying to control Vietnam and the American Mafia wanted to take over organised crime in Australia.
Both failed, we know about Vietnam, this movie fictionalises what happened in Australia and uses it as a metaphor for what happened in Vietnam (and what is happening in Iraq today).
It is fun, it is very Australian (it has Bryan Brown in it, what more can I say), it downplays Australian criminals abilities but shows them as brutal thugs capable of some quick thinking.
It is not an American bashing movie and has a pro-American message and an Anti-American message that Americans could learn from. Which is basically, America we like you, we like your Pizza, but if you want to go out in the world you got to learn to play nice because the rest of the world is much tougher than you and will scone you if you don't.
It also lovingly shows how backward Australia was in the 1960s (no pizza, no colour TV), so everyone gets a fair suck of the sav (if you understand my meaning).
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