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Directors:
Writers:
Sunny Abberton (written by) and
Stuart Beattie
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Release Date:
15 March 2007 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
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:
Movie review 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 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
 
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:
On a Clear DaySee more »

FAQ

Have the bra boys dealt drugs like Cocaine, heroin?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Movie review, 9 May 2008
Author: gamkaras from Australia

BRA BOYS Genre: Documentary Run Time: 85 Minutes Rated: M Country: Australia Director: Sunny Abberton

Bra Boys is a compelling documentary of the infamous surf gang, the Bra Boys. The story is centered around the three Abberton Brothers Jai, Sunny and Koby who joined together with other young kids going through disadvantaged upbringings. The three brothers, as well as their younger brother Dakota (who isn't mentioned in the story much) are looked after by their grandmother Ma, who becomes the boys mother, mentor and gang leader after drugs and abuse, tore apart their relationship with their mother. The Maroubra beach gangs story is a scary incite in to the Australian beach culture in the Sydney suburb which helped to form them. One full of drugs, alcohol, domestic violence, assault and rape. The director of this film, Sunny Abberton tells his side of the story on the notorious 'Bra Boys' and their story of hatred, distrust, and the love and pride they have for each other. For their 'Family' and for their 'Brothers'. The Bra Boys are amazing surfers, riding the largest, heaviest and most dangerous waves on earth and loving every minute of it. The documentary shows us mixed sides of the Bra Boys. Scenes showing their annual fun days dancing on the streets, jumping off cliffs covered in flames, on top of a very unimpressed bus drivers bus, to other scenes of brawls taking place involving guns, knives and various other weapons. The movie is mostly male dominated with the only females really mentioned being their mother Lynn who couldn't look after them due to her Heroin addiction and abusive partner, and the lady who becomes the most influential person in the boys lives, their grandmother Ma, whose house the boys hung out at and were treated with as close to a family life as some of the boys could get. Some of the boys still hang out there after over 15 years. One disappointing aspect of the story was the fact that Jai didn't use his brothers documentary as a way to tell his side of the events that happened on August 5, 2003, when he shot Tony Hines and disposed of his body over the cliff. We also didn't learn what Koby did to be facing 15 years jail. As you can imagine, the story is the Bra Boys, therefore it's their version and side of events so you can be sure that the police would completely disagree on most of the information mentioned in this documentary. However I found it quite engaging and it showed me a different side of the gang than what I expected. For example to be told that the gang was involved in the Cronulla riots as peace keepers using their multicultural backgrounds and friends to call about peace was news to me as I was under the impression they were to blame for it, and also the fact that they payed for Jess, a young talented surfer to go surfing with them. Russel Crowe narrates the story, his voice giving the impression of the tough, strong, masculine Australian men that the Bra Boys seem to be.

'Bra Boys' is a great piece of work, if a bit contradictory in parts, but then life usually is.

Georgie GYC

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