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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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Arnie DeViers
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Joey Wirth
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Craig 'Crusher' Knobes
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Con Katsakis
Gary Waddell ...
Dennis Obst
John Brumpton ...
Lenny Morrison
Helen Thomson ...
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 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 »

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When Barry gets off the 'Enoggera' bus in Brisbane after getting out of jail, we see the street sign 'Graham St' which clearly shows the Gold Coast City Council logo. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dent QC: Warren Halliwell. I'm asking you if you've ever heard of Warren Halliwell.
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: I told you, mate: I don't remember names and stuff like that. Oh... oh, I do remember there was an old bloke, Warren, who used to drink down at the Oxford in Petersham, but, mate, I don't know what his second name was.
Richard Dent QC: I was referring to the accountant on the Gold Coast.
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: What, you were referring Warren to an accountant?
Richard Dent QC: No.
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Oh, mate, old Warren wouldn't need an accountant, mate, he's just an old pisshead. Don't know ...
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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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