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Suburban Mayhem (2006)

The neighbors are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her, but everybody's trying.

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Detective Andretti
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Geneviève Lemon ...
Auntie Dianne
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Lawrence Aitchson ...
Welfare Man (as Lawrence Aitchison)
Rod Ansell ...
Angry Neighbour
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Defence Lawyer
Philippe Ayoub ...
Sergeant Harris (as Phillip Ayoub)
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Random Guy
Nigel Castellum ...
Junior Policeman
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Storyline

Why does a 19 year-old girl plot to kill her own father? Katrina Skinner is stuck in suburbia with her toddler daughter and her devoted dad. Her brother Danny is in jail for life for murder. Her mother abandoned her years ago. The neighbors are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her but everybody's trying. Her dad won't mind his own business. Katrina misses her brother. She needs money for his appeal. She's bored and she's sick of living with her dad. She's not going to work a day in her life and she knows her dad's not going to help her financially anymore. She's first in line for the family inheritance. All she needs to do now is convince one of her lovers to do the deed and she's never had much trouble getting men to do what she wants. All for the love of her brother. It's John Skinner's funeral, inside the Golden Grove Crematorium. Kat sits on the front pew between her cheeky fiancé Rusty and her toddler daughter Bailee. Her mobile phone ... Written by Alice Bell

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Why would a nineteen year old girl kill her own father? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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26 October 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Külvárosi káosz  »

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AUD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Alice Bell was Emily Barclay's body double for the film. Driving, texting and snorting cornflour instead of speed. See more »

Quotes

Rusty: What's going on here? Is he going to kill your dad for you? Is that what you and him is about?
Katrina: I don't know what you're talking about. You're crazy.
Rusty: I'm crazy? You're having sex with a disabled!
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Features Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers (1997) See more »

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In Out
Written by K. Sutherland and G. Blackmore
Performed by Your Wedding Night
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I agree
31 July 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I completely agree with you. I saw this film at Canne a few months ago and was very surprised that it made it into the film festival. It was by no means up to the quality of the other films in the festival and there was a great deal of shock after the screening from audience members who were really surprised at the less than average quality of the film. I think the film was written by first time screen-writer Alice bell, and it really shows. The script, direction, and performances are really not up to scratch. I agree and was also surprised that this film got commissioned. I have seen some very good Australian films recently, most notably The Proposition and Look Both Ways and was looking forward to yet another quality Australian product. Unfortunately though, Suburban Mayhem just doesn't cut it.


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