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Gettin' Square (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 9 October 2003 (Australia)
Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry 'Wattsy' Wirth
Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
Annie Flynn
Chicka Martin
Niall Toole
Arnie DeViers
Joey Wirth
Craig 'Crusher' Knobes
Con Katsakis
Gary Waddell ...
Dennis Obst
Lenny Morrison
Marion Barrington
Marea Lambert Barker ...
Joe Bugner ...
Big Mick


Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned restaurateur Dabba, he finds out the hard way that there are old scores and a few new ones that'll make getting square a lot harder than he thought. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller


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9 October 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Egyenesbe jövünk  »

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$180,937 (Australia), 17 October 2003, Limited Release
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The writer, Chris Nyst, is a prominent criminal lawyer who has represented Peter Foster and Pauline Hanson among others. See more »


Barry's collar when talking to the policeman in the prison kitchen goes from up to down. See more »


Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: I already told you: I don't know nothing about that shit.
Richard Dent QC: Yes, well...
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Oh... I'm sorry your honor. I didn't mean to say "shit." It's just this fucking guy's getting to me, he's trying to put words into my mouth and that.
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Favourite movie of all time.
24 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie showcases how simple Aussie production teams can make a world class movie with a budget one hundredth of big block buster Hollywood films. Characters are real and easy to relate to and there is no hint of pretentiousness by any actors throughout the film. Although this is an Australian based film this movie can cross international borders with ease , small time crime is universal . I would put this movie in a bracket with films like lock stock and snatch in the sense even though you know these people are breaking the laws they're the underdog you want to see get up . I would probably rate this as my favourite movie and find myself watching it at least once a week . With a cast of mainly relatively unknowns with the exception of people like sam worthington , gary sweet , David wenham and tim spall I feel it is one of the best low budget films released from Australia

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