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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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Cast

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Detective Andretti
Laurence Breuls ...
Danny
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John Skinner
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Christine Andretti
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Lawrence Aitchson ...
Welfare Man (as Lawrence Aitchison)
Rod Ansell ...
Angry Neighbour
Christine Armstrong ...
Defence Lawyer
Philippe Ayoub ...
Sergeant Harris (as Phillip Ayoub)
Callan Boys ...
Random Guy
Nigel Castellum ...
Junior Policeman
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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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There are some things in life you can't control. Fame. Lust. Murder . . . And Katrina. 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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Alice Bell was Emily Barclay's body double for the film. Driving, texting and snorting cornflour instead of speed. See more »

Quotes

Dianne: I knew the mother, she was mad. I knew the grandmother, she was madder. It's genetics I reckon. That's the only thing I can come up with. You just can't get clean water from a dirty tank.
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Features Wheel of Fortune (1981) See more »

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La Boheme - Che Gelida Manina
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by David Hobson
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Suburban Mayhem
14 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was elated when I won two tickets to the closing night film at The Melbourne International Film Festival. Suburban Mayhem had been wrongly titled and I was at a loss to establish how such a film could get made. What would I be able to learn from an attractive girl who likes to suck and .uck and whose only redeeming feature is a cute baby. This film should of been titled "Suburban Misogyny". I think that in this day and age it is very sad that for whatever reason women are still being perceived in such light on screen. I found this film meaningless and lost. The characters in this film were unlikable and had little room for development. Even the father who you were supposed to like was shallow and out of depth. I went into this film wanting to like it but left feeling very very empty.


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