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Bra Boys -- A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney Beach suburb of Maroubra & the social struggle faced by it's youth the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. The first documentary about Maroubra's notorious surf-gang, the Bra Boys featuring Koby Abberton & his brothers Sunny, Jai and Dakota.
Bra Boys -- This is the theatrical trailer for Bra Boys, directed by Sunny Aberton.


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A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Entertaining, Insightful but Biased. See more (23 total) »


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Russell Crowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Kelly Slater ... Himself
Cheyne Horan ... Himself
Jack Kingsley ... Himself
Sean Doherty ... Himself
Koby Abberton ... Himself
Sunny Abberton ... Himself
Jai Abberton ... Himself
Wayne Cleveland ... Himself
Maurice Cole ... Himself
John Gannon ... Himself
Mark Matthews ... Himself
Wayne Bartholomew ... Himself (as Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew)
Nick Carroll ... Himself
Derek Hynd ... Himself
Inferno Man ... Himself
Mark Occhilupo ... Himself
Evan Faulks ... Himself
Richie 'Vas' Vaculik ... Himself
Jess Polock ... Himself
Debbie Polock ... Herself
Lynn Errington ... Herself
Joel Errington ... Himself
Paul Chandler ... Himself (as Prof. Paul Chandler)
Steve Bligh ... Himself (as Rev. Steve Bligh)

Laird John Hamilton ... Himself (as Laird Hamilton)
Bruce Irons ... Himself
William Brewer ... Himself
Paul Hardin ... Himself
Barry Watterson ... Himself (as Barry Waterson)
Frog ... Himself
Ommy-Tay ... Himself
Billy Olsen ... Himself
Ronnie 'The Grouse' Reardon ... Himself
John Sutton ... Himself
Reni Maitua ... Himself
Damon Alley-Tovio ... Himself
Luke Kingsley ... Himself
Nate Ford ... Himself
Nick Nassar ... Himself
Pete Abordi ... Himself
Danny Birdran ... Himself
Macario De Souza ... Himself
James 'Rooster' Adams ... Himself
Paulo Brito ... Himself
Chris Enaharo ... Himself
Jess Chonga ... Himself
Troy McDonald ... Himself
Jimmy Olsen ... Himself

Directed by
Sunny Abberton 
Macario De Souza (co-director)
Writing credits
Sunny Abberton (written by)

Stuart Beattie 

Produced by
Sunny Abberton .... producer
Jason B. Bergh .... executive producer
Nicholas Cook .... executive producer
Brian Grazer .... executive producer
Michael Lawrence .... executive producer
Michael Lawrence .... producer
Michael Lythcott .... executive producer
Sal Masekela .... executive producer
John Mossop .... executive producer
Brook Silvester .... associate producer
Original Music by
Macario De Souza 
Jamie Holt 
Cinematography by
Macario De Souza 
Brook Silvester 
Film Editing by
Macario De Souza 
Art Direction by
Scott Dettrick 
Sound Department
David S. DiPietro .... sound recordist
Simon Hicks .... audio post production
Glenn Humphries .... audio post production
Russell Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Music Department
Glenn Humphries .... composer: additional music
Millie Millgate .... music supervisor
Other crew
Sally Steele .... head publicist
Matt Pappas .... thanks

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Additional Details

Rated R for language, some violent content and reckless behavior
90 min

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Factual errors: Narrator Russell Crowe says "In 1780 after passing through the Pacific Islands, Captain James Cook sailed into Botany Bay" This should of course be 1770, as Captain James Cook died in 1779 in Hawaii.See more »
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining, Insightful but Biased., 2 April 2007
Author: shaunwykes2 from Australia

"Bra Boys" is set in the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and it focuses on the culture that Maroubra Beach has created. "Bra Boys" is a tribe – they don't like to be thought of as a gang – that have each others back in the financial struggle that some of the families have. The story is centered around the Abberton family, as Russ said, with the film being written and directed by famous surfer brother Sunny Abberton. Their alcoholic mother and her violent boyfriend brought up the brothers, which resulted in the brothers congregating at their Nan's house. The brothers were brought up not only as brothers but as best friends who used the beach as an escapism from their less than prefect life. The film also follows the murder of Anthony Hines and the involvement and trail of Jai and Koby Abberton. But Sunny does not only concentrate on just his own family, but how Maroubra and the "Bra Boys" came to be, as well as introducing other people important to him like his apprentice surfer. Like any surfer needs to Sonny inserts a lot of amazing surfing footage, some quite dangerous and tense, which ultimately is the most riveting part of the film. Though the film is not without its fault, you could imagine a man proud to announce he would never divulge information about his brother, couldn't write, direct and most likely produce a film that wasn't biased. The background behind the murder of Anthony Hines seems to be extremely selective, they of course never initiated any violence and they appear to almost be a very peaceful and passive surf tribe. This seems highly unlikely and I think the brother makes a movie that he would want to see. Often the cinematography, if you could call it that was a bit rough, sometimes only with half faces on camera. But it does set the mood for the rough tribe that is the bra boys. The folky surf music and often interesting interviews provide an entertaining and insightful window into the lives of these bra boys, even if it is a very blurred window. I highly recommend it.

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