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Hating Alison Ashley (2005)

Classmates Erica Yurgen and Alison Ashley vie with each other to become the undisputed star of their class.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Yurken
Valjoy Yurken (as Rachel Carpani)
Abigail Gudgeon ...
Jedda Yurken (as Abby Gudgeon)
Anthony Cleave ...
Harley Yurken
Jean Kittson ...
Miss Belmont
Jeff Kennard
Holly Myers ...
Miss Lattimore
Babs McMillan ...
Mrs. Orlando
William Ten Eyck ...
Mr. Cheale (as Bill Ten Eyck)
Frank Bren ...
Mr. Nicholson
Alison Ashley
Alex Capelli ...
Barry Hollis (as Alexander Cappelli)
Katie Fitchett ...
Margeart Collins


Hating Alison Ashley is a coming of age story about teenagers dealing with their self-inflicted angst, their embarrassing parents, their friends and those they would call their enemies. Erica Yurken's life sucks: her family is an embarrassment, her acting genius is unrecognized and because of her name, she is nicknamed 'Yuk'. So from the moment the perfect Alison Ashley arrives at school, Yuk knows there is going to be trouble. Yuk has always felt superior to everyone at Barringa East, but Alison is everything Yuk has ever wanted to be Written by spike

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There's always one friendship that lasts forever




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Release Date:

17 March 2005 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Ez a csaj nem hagy hidegen  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$525,590 (Australia) (18 March 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sunshine Secondary College "West" Campus in Melbourne, Australia was used during filming of the movie. It was uncredited so that the school would not be perceived in a bad way. See more »


When Barry Hollis lights his graffiti that he drew on the wall on fire, Erica comes along and her right eyebrow gets burned and one half of her face gets covered with ash. But if you look closely, Erica wasn't even close enough to the wall to get that much damage to her face. See more »


Miss Belmont: Erica, I know I can rely on you to show Alison around.
Erica Yurken: Sure, Miss Belmont!
Barry: Yeah, I'll come too. After Erica gives you the freak-show; I'll show you the good stuff.
Erica Yurken: [introduces Alison to Barry] Alison, this is Barry Hollis, my stalker.
Barry: Yeah, you wish Yurken!
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Crazy Credits

Chaos Consultant: Elliot Lucas School Chaos: Pickled Eggs, Adrian Dembinski, Nick Timewell, Bola Aiyelokun See more »


References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »


Performed by Gabriella Cilmi
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From a big fan of Robin Klein's books
29 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I absolutely adore the book written by Robin Klein, so I was very excited when I heard that a movie based on the book was in the making.

But I was severely disappointed with the movie when I did see it because it didn't capture what I loved about the book - the absolutely ridiculously funny Erica and the interesting way in which she views the world.

From the start of the movie, I realised that things weren't the same as I had imagined in the book. So, I just went along for the ride. It wasn't all that bad, I guess. Miss Belmont was totally different to what I had imagined her to be! I didn't think she would be one to smoke and drink - Jean Kittson, who plays her, is hilarious!

On it's own, I thought the movie and it's actors/actresses in it did a good job, but alas, I'm such a fan of the book (one of my all time favourite books) that I couldn't help but feel disappointed =P

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