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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Aurora 'Rory' Van Dyke
Costas Kilias ...
Chantal Contouri ...
Nicholas Fleming ...
Lita (as Jemma Rivera Wilks)
Terry Gill ...
Barney the Bear
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Bill Gennaro
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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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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)  »

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


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Reprehensible in so may ways
17 January 2005 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Why do I hate this film? Here we go. 1. It's supposed to be a comedy, but it raises a faint smile a maximum of THREE times. All other attempts at humour are failures, and really obvious failures. 2. It features Russell Dykstra, who was fantastic in Soft Fruit. Even in this crap, you can see that he's talented, but who is ever going to take him on after he's been tainted by this excrement? 3. It's sexist. 4. It's racist. 5. It's homophobic. 6. It relies on a "cute" kid, who delivers his lines with all the plausibility of a hatstand, and for some reason calls undies "jocks," though he's supposed to be Australian. 7. It sets out to satirise the Wiggles, but is so feeble that any Wiggles video would outdo it easily in the wit stakes. 8. It has a cameo by Bert Newton. 9. It has a cameo by Rove McManus. 10. Rove McManus! And there was no warning on the cover, or before the film.

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