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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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Barry 'Wattsy' Wirth
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Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
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Annie Flynn
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Chicka Martin
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Niall Toole
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Joey Wirth
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Craig 'Crusher' Knobes
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Con Katsakis
Gary Waddell ...
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Lenny Morrison
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Marion Barrington
Marea Lambert Barker ...
Cheryl
Joe Bugner ...
Big Mick
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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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9 October 2003 (Australia)  »

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$180,937 (Australia) (17 October 2003)

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$568,522 (Australia) (17 October 2003)
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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 »

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

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Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Oh, I gotta get home. Who's paying for my bus fare today?
Richard Dent QC: You don't need to worry about that now, witness.
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Well excuse me, I am worried about it! I'm on medication, you know? Gotta pick up me methadone before five, otherwise I don't get nothing 'til the morning. 'Scuse me, your honor, do you know who's paying for my bus fare today?
Judge: Mr. Dent, has the witness been afforded appropriate expenses?
Richard Dent QC: Sir, I'm informed those instructing me will arrange a check in payment of Mr. Spitieri's witness ...
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"Spit" Fire!
20 December 2004 | by (Hawaii, United States) – See all my reviews

Getting' Square is one of the zaniest movies I've seen all year. What really makes the movie is actor is David Wenham as Johnny "SPIT" Spitieri who plays a very dumb junkie. Some of you may know him as Faramir in Lord Of The Rings. Nobody could have played his junkie role better. I saw this movie at the Honolulu Film Festival and David Wenham was there.

Getting' Square is about three criminals who are trying to set their lives straight. Spitieri is just out of jail and trying to get himself off drugs. Barry Wirth (Sam Worthington) met Spitieri in jail, and he is released towards the start of the movie, and is also trying to clean himself up.

The Australian accents were a bit hard for me to understand at times, but that didn't much matter because the actors did such a great job. The court room scene that David Wenham did was acting at it's best. Nobody else could have played Johnny Spitieri better.


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