"Double the Fist" is a show about four of the most extreme people on the planet in their pursuit of 'Fist'. The means: strength, power, knowledge, and most importantly, PAIN! The 'Fist' ... See full summary »
A contemporary psychological thriller in which a young British couple travelling through the Australian outback become involved with a mysterious and charismatic American whose motive for ... See full summary »
A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.
Following the crew of the patrol boat HMAS Hammersley, as they patrol the northern sea border of Australia. They have to deal with foreign fishermen poaching fish, smugglers and with political unrest in a neighbouring island state.
Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and ... See full summary »
"Double the Fist" is a show about four of the most extreme people on the planet in their pursuit of 'Fist'. The means: strength, power, knowledge, and most importantly, PAIN! The 'Fist' will earn you the respect and admiration of your fellow peers in the extreme community. Each episode, Steve Foxx, the most extreme person on the planet, will challenge the Fist Team, Rod Foxx, Mephisto, and The Womp, 3 other very extreme people, to perform a near impossible task and see if they survive. FULL FIST! Written by
Doug Bayne originally wanted to name his character "James Wenham", but the group decided on Mephisto. As an in joke, Mephisto's credit is replaced by James Wenham in the closing credits of Episode 7. See more »
G'day, and welcome to "Double the Fist". The show where we, the Fist Team, present you, the piss-weak audience, with some of the most extreme lifestyle choices you could make.
[quick-cut montage of Steve doing Kung-Fu moves to rock music]
First up, we hit the sunny seaside town of Kiama, where we show some of those spineless locals how to earn fist.
[close-up on Steve's face]
See more »
Hardly anything good comes out of the ABC. Hardly anything Australian, anyway. British comedy, British drama, British documentaries, it's all there. But one fateful Thursday night back in mid-late 2004, my mother called to my attention this show, suggesting it was "Right up my alley". I was automatically interested. Within the first few minutes of viewing, I knew this show was going to be one of my all time favourite shows, sadly cut from ABC's generally lackluster line-up, only to appear on the odd occasion when ABC programming runs out of bird documentaries to run.
With an extremely small budget, and a small cast and crew, they managed to pull off the impossible. A balls out, action/comedy fun-fest to rival most other generally dull and generic Australian comedy shows, providing much needed fresh material on Australian airwaves.
For the budget, the production values for this show are fantastic. Full 3d effects, unrealistic stunts made realistic, often silly and very painful looking. Full props to the team for producing such a fine show on a limited budget.
Anyone that hasn't viewed either DVD (Season 2 finally being released, much to the joy of Fist-Fans), these are definitely worth checking out. With over 3 hours of material on a single DVD, it is definitely jam-packed with pure gold extra features and several hidden extras. Such as a 25 minute documentary on how they make the show, and how you can make your own show too on a limited budget.
If you haven't been witness to the fist yet, be warned. You're about to have your unfistworthy life turned up side down, set on fire, and thrown off a cliff. 9/10
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?