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Writers:
Sunny Abberton (written by) and
Stuart Beattie
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Release Date:
15 March 2007 (Australia) See more »
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Blood is thicker than water See more »
Plot:
A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by it's youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
as in...a BOY from MarouBRA. See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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 Hamiltion)
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
 
Thanks
Matt Pappas .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violent content and reckless behavior
Runtime:
90 min
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Goofs:
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 »
Soundtrack:
WormsSee more »

FAQ

Have the bra boys dealt drugs like Cocaine, heroin?
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19 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
as in...a BOY from MarouBRA., 26 March 2007
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

As raw social documentaries go, this one is surprisingly emotional. I grew up in the Sydney suburb Mascot in the 60s, behind the Sydney surf beach suburb of Maroubra; I went to school in Maroubra, surfed at Maroubra, lived at 433 Maroubra road, became a school teacher back at Maroubra in the 70s and taught some of the real characters seen in this film. So seeing BRA BOYS today is rather enlightening that such a generation has reveled in actual Bad Boy behavior, living out grubby 90s gang fantasies projected from distressing poor and illogical family schisms. Thank God they all have a Jackass sense of humor about themselves. The dangerous foolishness is genuinely hilarious, and as the documentary unravels it becomes more endearing as the viewer really gets to know the emotional side of a solid muscle mass of generational machismo. I knew three guys called Tony Hines, Tony Hinze and Tony Hinds. They all looked like the guy murdered in reel 5. One was gay. Often gang rapists are guys who actually want to have sex with a pal but mask that by abducting a female to cover their real intent. This is hinted at here. A lot of the bonding and reasons for, as depicted or explained here are also very same-sex oriented. That way they can be in a sexually exciting physical situation with another male. In fact the whole film is a celebration of very physical male bonding, young and older, mighty and mad, stupendous and stupid... reckless and devoted: the same conformities that bond the gay male community, something that has been explained in psychiatry about surfers and their male orientation gang behavior into male beauty and wildness and how it appeals. The only female of any profile here is Grandma; the one female to whom they are devoted and genuinely show their deep love. She pivots the film and it is her initial understanding of the basic needs of teen boys to bond which initiates the surfing gangs of Maroubra as seen in this generation. This is not to detract from BRA BOYS (that title might be a bit misleading for non English audiences though) because this documentary is ultimately a very rewarding and emotional display of astonishing family unity, care and unruly behavior. There are groan-worthy disappointments when the teens annoyingly bail up the local bus and terrorize the driver which is a rotten and stupid thing to do... but in a warts and all doco, makes a complete picture: idiots and arseholes last night but are taking a black dwarf surfing today. The three Abberton brothers of whom this is basically about, and their multicultural tribe of BRA BOYS now to be more Jackass than ever given the huge success of this film, will come out of this well, and I hope for the sake of everyone in Maroubra past and future take a more mature role and become tribal elders to a very influenced generation of young males. To bring this epic to the screen is a marvel in itself as this documentary is cobbled together from an enormous amount of out-of-focus footage, news clips, and wobble-cam images. The fact that it is absolutely compelling and ultimately emotional and well worth applause is a testament to the salvage expertise production crew and to the pursuit of this project by the Sydney film distributor, Troy Lum at Hopscotch Films. This house has been the source of some of the most interesting documentaries in recent years to hit local screens. His name is all over the film as it should be. BRA BOYS is a disgrace, but what a fantastic one. The final scenes of the multicultural make up of the gang is genuinely one of the proudest moments I have ever had in a cinema as an Australian and as a man one Maroubra generation ahead of this lot. Is Mark Whalberg is needed in a remake? We like our BRA BOYS exactly as they are. We saw DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS then the dumb LORDS OF DOGTOWN movie too. Beware.

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