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Candy (2006)

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

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Dan
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Mr. Wyatt
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Sunglasses Shop Assistant
Craig Moraghan ...
Washing Machine Dealer
John Lee ...
Hock Shop Man
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Celebrant
Tim McKenzie ...
Uncle Rod
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Aunt Katherine
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Janey
Patricia Lemon ...
Wedding Guest
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Storyline

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. Written by Godiva4862

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Candy Is Dandy But Sex Won't Rot Your Teeth. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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25 May 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Candy - Reise der Engel  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$202,744 (Australia) (26 May 2006)

Gross:

$44,720 (USA) (4 February 2007)
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Heath Ledger the main star would later tragically die of an accidental prescription drug overdose. See more »

Goofs

When Dan is sitting in the shower, the tattoo (which was real and was blacked out for some reason - it is actually a cluster of planets) on his shoulder smudges and transfers to the shower tile. The next scene it is intact. See more »

Quotes

Dan: I wasn't trying to wreck Candy's life. I was trying to make mine better.
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References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Sugar Man
Written and performed by Rodriguez
Courtesy of The Copyright Group/Colliers Media LLC & Universal Music Publishing Australia
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Brilliant journey into darkness
22 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant film featuring an excellent screenplay, outstanding acting and consummate directing.

It is dark but wonderfully romantic. Most importantly, it is truthful. It is an Australian 'Requiem for a dream' but with far greater depth.

It may not be traditionally commercial but who would have thought a film about two gay cowboys would be commercial?

I say well done to the Producer and the whole team for their work. I would also say that this has inspired me to look at Australian theatre directors for future features.

PS. Abbie and Heath were seamless. So good to see talent like these two working together and doing so in Australia.

David Steinhoff CEO Presence Films Sydney Australia


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