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Kieran Galvin (written by)
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Release Date:
2005 (Australia) See more »
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He's taking her home. Unconscious. Bad idea. See more »
Plot:
Attempting suicide, sultry but down-on-her-luck swindler Liz is rescued by lonely tow truck driver Aiden... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Nadia Townsend ... Liz

Bernard Curry ... Aiden
Terence Donovan ... Dr. Holden
Susan Ellis ... Helen
Sally Bull ... Jackie
Peter Barron ... Dan

Deniz Akdeniz ... Omar
Richie Akers ... Dr. Wicklow
Gregory Ross ... Robert
Brenda Palmer ... Maggie

Andy McPhee ... Police Officer
Les Toth ... Max
Teague Rook ... Detective Harper
Ian McMillan ... Detective Reece
Zac Richmond ... Mikey (as Zac Richmonds)

Directed by
Kieran Galvin 
 
Writing credits
Kieran Galvin (written by)

Produced by
Melissa Beauford .... producer
Kieran Galvin .... producer
Karel Segers .... co-producer
Alex Springer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Karel Segers 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Gleeson 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Atkin 
 
Production Design by
Jessamy Llewelyn 
 
Art Direction by
Kirsten Mcalpine 
 
Makeup Department
Louise Monnington .... key hair stylist
Louise Monnington .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bernadette Wynack .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Burrows .... second second assistant director
Andrew Campbell .... second assistant director
David No .... action director
Andrew Power .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Andy Montague .... set constructor
 
Sound Department
Craig Carter .... sound designer
James Harvey .... sound editor
Andrew Neil .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Milo Angel .... still photographer
John Brawley .... director of photography: second unit
Jamie Leckie .... grip
Con Mancuso .... electrician
James Puli .... clapper loader
Stephen Robinson .... grip
Gene Van Dam .... gaffer
Natalie van den Dungen .... additional clapper loader
Peter White .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Monnington .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Geoffrey Stott .... conforming editor
 
Other crew
Jannine Barnes .... production coordinator
Joe Pampanella .... safety supervisor
Karel Segers .... script editor
Nicole Sievert .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
Australia:95 min
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Color (Technicolor) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A film for the bitch in you, 1 September 2008
Author: richard231-1 from United States

Though not without its faults it manages to straddle the line between caustic dark humor and edgy drama. There are many unique moments and great ideas, mixed in with some wickedly funny dialog and the kind of meanness that strikes a chord with the secret bitch inside everyone. Mostly a two-hander, Puppy takes its time unfolding. If you are expecting blood and guts horror, or chasing people up stairs and into bathrooms, then Puppy is not for you. The film is more concerned with understanding the two disconnected souls who collide and reshape each other. Nadia Townsend is a revelation as the smart mouthed, con artist Liz. Bernard Curry does an admirable, if at times slightly off-key take on the benevolent but psychotic tow truck driver Aiden. Supporting cast are adequate. With Sally Bull stealing the scenes allotted to her.

It's likely that Puppy was more ambitious than its budget allowed. Reportedly it was made for 250 grand, which is about the cost of fruit that gets wasted on the average Hollywood set. If that's true, then the film is a credit to the filmmakers and minor plotting problems and occasionally rough production values are easily forgiven.

Recommended for indie film fans. If you love predictable Hollywood films, you probably won't get Puppy. But it has to have one of the best lines in recent memory - Liz (playing with her delusional captor's mind) - "You're a psycho. I'm just @#$%ing with you."

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