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Straight Outta Benoni (2005)

Brendan and Gavin have got twenty-four hours to achieve overnight success, and nothing can stop them... Except maybe themselves.



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Credited cast:
Brendan Jack ...
Brendan Jack
Gavin Williams ...
Gavin Williams
Chad Keiser
Megan Alba (as Tanit Phoenix)
Louw Venter ...
Brett Goldin ...
Trevor Clarence ...
Tony Caprari ...
Deon Mitri
Danny K ...
Danny K
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stacey Amos ...
Kathleen Anderson ...
Fast food mother
Audition partner
Herman Botha ...
Douglas Bristow ...
Lenny Plank
Mrs. Mitri


Brendan and Gavin are lifelong friends who feel comfortable with fame and international adoration. Even though they haven't achieved it yet. They're just like any other small town guys - they enjoy playing in a band, reviewing book reviews and busting mad sickness whenever they can. They also have brand new jobs in advertising. Unfortunately their world falls apart after they lose their jobs, a day before their ten-year school reunion - a day they've dreamt about for, well, ten years. Written by Anon

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A Story About Two Guys Living On The Edge... Of Benoni.





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1 August 2005 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni  »

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ZAR 8,000,000 (estimated)

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The film was inspired by a series of spots made for MTV as idents to go between music videos. The team behind the project first made them in the hope that MTV would air them at least once, but MTV loved them. They were soon picked up by all the MTV regions in Europe, Canada, South America, Australia and Asia. They even dubbed the spots into German. It wasn't long before they commissioned more spots, and even flew the guys to London to shoot some "Crazy Monkey in the UK". See more »

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Tanit Pheonix the only saving grace.
2 October 2005 | by (Johannesburg, South Africa) – See all my reviews

If your not familiar with the Crazy Monkey crowd..... Don't watch! Unlike the Jackass movie, this one does not include various stunts that they perform in extreme situations (wink, wink). It's just about a couple of guy's that are trying to become famous very quickly.

It has one or two moments of hilarity followed by ..... ummmm nothing much. The acting is painful (it's meant to be) the story almost non existent ( it's also meant to be).

Gavin and Brandon are to say the least stupid (there supposed to be)... If your'e stoned then you'll love it!!! Tanit Pheonix is very hot.... too darn hot I tell you and I personally loved the cop who acts like Horatio Caine from CSI Miami with his sunglasses. Do not pay good money to watch it, don't rent it on DVD,wait for it to come on TV and even then only watch if you accidentally flick through and it's on.

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