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Under the Radar (2004)

A surfer working in a home for the mentally impaired takes 2 patients on a day trip to the beach that has horrific results.

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Brandon
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Adrian
Steady Eddy ...
Trevor
Chloe Maxwell ...
Jo
Robert Menzies ...
Ched
Syd Brisbane ...
Garry
Gyton Grantley ...
Trent
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Ash
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Gene
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Mario
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Lee
Rory Williamson ...
Ricardo
Marg Downey ...
Maxine
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When surf crazy Brandon throws a surf mental he is sentenced to 'helping' in a home for the mentally disabled. Then enter two of the home's people. The two men realize that Brandon is their new ticket for a fun getaway. A day trip to the beach results in their meeting a mysterious waitress called Jo. An accidental murder gets them into strife, but if they want to live they will have to stay under the radar. Written by movieman7800

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Gangsters Don't Surf See more »


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29 July 2004 (Australia)  »

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Under the Radar - Gangster surfen nicht!  »

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AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Robert Rabiah & Steve Mouzakis improvised an entire scene called "Lobo", which was cut due to duration restrictions, but it did make the DVD Out-Takes. See more »

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Brandon's car does not have a state designation, as all number plates in Australia do. See more »

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Another Perfect Day
Written by S. Connolly and M./ Fell
Performed b Butterfly 9
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Under the radar, comedy, not
20 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Here was another comedy that disappointed me. Why? Because it comes off as more a drama than a comedy. It's all too serious, and the music score doesn't help, neither does the unsettling jarring start, with a torture scene, in a film that goes back and forth. Wolf Creek's Phillips, someone who really doesn't act, plays an avid surfer, with the frizzy sandy hair to prove it, who gets dropped from the competition, on the account of a violent attack on another surfer, as I remember. His punishment sees him as a carer at a intellectual disabled facility. When going on a cruise, he's not suppose to, I think, taking two of the patients, Steady Eddy, bloody scary when he's angry, and Adrian somebody, the eye catching character who has a shaking condition, tourrettes too, I think. I'm 20 percent sure on it, he runs into some big trouble, where the start fits into it the story. I don't really see how this could of been intended sheerly as a comedy. It's way too serious. The filmmakers must of known, it had more dramatic purpose, or just give it the toss of a coin, and see how it evolves. I'm not saying it's bad. It still is very entertaining, partly thanks to Steady Eddy's input (and yes he can act) Adrian's world isn't all doom and gloom. He shares a screen kiss with Jo, model Chloe Maxwell, in a surprising nominated performance, as a sexy girl. thumbing it, who they pick up en route to the beach, who even scores better than the trying Phillips, who I must admit, got on my nerves a little. As a comedy, this movie doesn't work. As a comedy drama, it just gets by. Both criticisms here, aren't inspiring, or an invitation to a good movie.


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