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Rats and Cats (2007)

Actor Darren McWarren starred in soap, mini-series and film before destroying his career with a series of indiscretions. Now McWarren is out of the industry and living in a small town in ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Darren McWarren
Adam Zwar ...
Ben Baxter
Anya Beyersdorf ...
Cindy
Paul Denny ...
Bruce
Alexis Porter ...
Tanya
Jess Beazley ...
Mia
Gary Rens ...
Paddy
Belle Leslie ...
Bethany Taylor
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Robber
Matthew Moloney ...
Kevin
Steve Marton ...
Band 'Black Diamond' (Guitarist)
Agostino Soldati ...
Band 'Black Diamond' (Drummer)
Francis McMahon ...
Don
Justin Heazlewood ...
Funky Young Man in Pub
Catherine Kohlen ...
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Actor Darren McWarren starred in soap, mini-series and film before destroying his career with a series of indiscretions. Now McWarren is out of the industry and living in a small town in Western Victoria he can do whatever he wants. When a journalist decides to write a "Where are they now" profile on McWarren, he finds the former star has become a modern day Errol Flynn. The local girls want to fornicate with him and their fellas want to fight him. He mightn't have found love - but it's the next best thing. Written by TDE

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Never Meet Your Heroes

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AUD 1,400,000 (estimated)
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Paul Denny put on 26 kilograms for his role as Bruce. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a short interview with Ben Baxter and Darren McWarren after all the credits have played. See more »

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Poster of You
Written by Jason Gann, Martin Konings, Anthony Stavljanin, Shane Dowsett and Leith Nelson
Performed by Sofa Meffa
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Strange they did a Russell Crowe movie and forgot to invite him
20 May 2008 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is a little off-kilter, never outright funny and unless you take this as a bit of social commentary of actors and in particular Russell Crowe, has little to say. The character is way too self-important. Some of the gags have a long set up for little reward. Basically, it is about a Aussie movie actor, who leaves the industry to live in a quiet little seaside town, who is tracked down by a journalist doing a "where are they now?" piece. Nobody seems to care that he is still there days later following him around, as a regular piece in the magazine it would not budget for such a in-depth piece and other than curiosity could not see the attraction he has to the actor, Darren McWarren.

I hope I never make it to the location where it was shot as this form of seaside Victoria looks quite sad.

I did not like the arty discordant music either.

I hope this finds its market as I do not know who this was made for. Stay around after the credits for the final piece they tacked on where Darren McWarren speaks, it says volumes about the film and prophetically the Australian film industry.


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