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The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)

An exuberant, sharply satirical comedy about two parentally neglected teenagers who find the courage to believe in themselves

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Jordan Brooking ...
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Lucas Fraccaro ...
Bull (5 years old)
Cruise Moylan ...
Angus (5 years old)
Zan Cross ...
Lachie (5 years old)
Garry McDonald ...
Eleeza Hooker ...
Young Gemma
Yesse Spence ...
Jenny (as Jesse Spence)
Simone Cullinan ...
Sharon
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Bozo
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Bull
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Lachie
Stephen James King ...
Angus

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Precocious, bohemian teenager Placid Lake, finishes high school and decides to do the one thing that will annoy his new age parents the most--go straight! With a few weeks spent reading a library of self-help manuals, Placid has it all sorted out--and he has the haircut and the cheap suit to prove it. Can Placid Lake retire his rage in the pursuit of beige; embrace conformity and leap on the fast track to corporate success. Will his 'brainiac' friend Gemma be able to talk him out of this economic rationalist madness? And will poor Doug and Sylvia survive the ignominy of having a son with a burgeoning future in insurance? Never underestimate the evil of banality. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Placid Lake isn't your usual rebel. He wants to work in insurance. See more »

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28 August 2003 (Australia)  »

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[first lines]
Placid Lake: I try to find the positives in my experiences
Young Placid: [dressed in a frilly dress for his first day of school, and about to be pushed onto the playground by his hippie mother] Mummy, I *can't*.
Sylvia Lake: Darling, just remember you're challenging their pre-conceived notions of sexuality.
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Andante
from Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No 21 in C major, K467
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Jenõ Jandó, Concentus Hungaricus and András Ligeti
Under license from Naxos
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aren't all Aussie movies bad
7 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am constantly surprised by good reviews for Australian movies. Aren't we in the middle off a recession we had to have, why is it so easy for Australians to bag movies like take away and the wannabes, but when a good one comes along like this, we sit ashen faced and let inbred morons hope working dog make the castle 2.

stand up for Australian cinema. what other country in the world would try and make a movie star out of Mick Molloy. He's not Jewish or a Scientologist, but he's still a matinée idol in Australia.

If this movie was set in new jersey it would be an award winning movie that moves a generation, we don't need America's seal of approval on our movies. As long as we like them who gives a f*&k.


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