Criminal Ways (2003)
"The Wannabes" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  25 September 2003 (Australia)
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The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy King
Aurora 'Rory' Van Dyke
Costas Kilias ...
Chantal Contouri ...
Nicholas Fleming ...
Lita (as Jemma Rivera Wilks)
Terry Gill ...
Barney the Bear
David Watson ...
Granville Van Dyke
Bill Gennaro
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie ...


The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...

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Kid's entertainment, it's criminal.



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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »




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25 September 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Criminal Ways  »

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$468,847 (Australia) (26 September 2003)


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Marcus: Bill, say something!
Bill Gennaro: Are you right, Danny? Were did the bitch shoot you? Stomach? Heart?
Danny: ...Elbow
Bill Gennaro: What? Can you get my jacket off, its a Versace!
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Too much for the kids but too stupid for anyone over 10.
16 September 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I loved Wogboy, Nick Giannopoulos' earlier hit. The Wannabes was a major disappointment to me. Wogboy came from where the writer understood and has successfully used this genre over the past 15 or so years on stage and TV.

The Wannabes starts of with some badly drawn characters "the world's worst actor", cardboard cutout crims and the obvious bad girl with the heart of gold for love interest. Needless to say, everything else follows the formula.

Many ideas should and would have been discarded with re-writes, the "Flashdance" reference is one and their big break where they are "discovered" just left me confused for the mess that was on the screen.

Don't take the kids as it's language content is definitely not for the kids but can adults sit through guys doing a bad Hi-5 imitation without the cute girls to look at?

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