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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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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
John Brumpton ...
Lenny Morrison
Helen Thomson ...
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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Release Date:

9 October 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Egyenesbe jövünk  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


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

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The henchman with heaps of tattoos is a well known Gold Coast figure Tim Ward. He is the owner of several Surfers Paradise nightclubs. 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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"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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