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A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joshua 'J' Cody
Bryce Lindemann ...
Paramedic #1
Paul Smits ...
Paramedic #2
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Barry 'Baz' Brown
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Darren Cody
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Craig Cody
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Catherine Brown
Anthony Ahern ...
Armed Robbery Detective
Justin Rosniak ...
Detective Randall Roache
Michael Vice ...
Hood #1
Chris Weir ...
Hood #2
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Nicky Henry
Sarah Nguyen ...
Waitress
Lucia Cai ...
Cashier
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Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The ... Written by Huggo

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A crime story.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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3 June 2010 (Australia)  »

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Reino Animal  »

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Budget:

AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,968 (USA) (13 August 2010)

Gross:

$1,043,798 (USA) (11 March 2011)
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Trivia

Writer/director David Michôd said he often relented to Ben Mendelsohn's request for additional takes of his scenes because his respect for the actor's 'wild, unpredictable' contributions. In fact, the very first scene featuring Mendolsohn's 'Pope' character took about 15 takes. See more »

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When Barry Brown is confronted and ultimately shot by the police in his car, the car window is alternately up and down between shots. See more »

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Andrew 'Pope' Cody: Turn around, pig cunt.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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All Out of Love
Written by Graham Russell & Clive Davis
Performed by Air Supply
(c) All Rights Reserved on behalf of Nottsongs
Administered by Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
By kind permission of Warner CHappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Courtesy of Big Time Phonograph Recording Co Pty Ltd
Under license from EMI Music Australia Pty Ltd
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Director David Michod should be congratulated for his intelligent, quiet control over this strongly scripted, well-acted, distinctly Australian movie. All the parts came together with originality, which is not an easy task, especially with crime stories; but this one delves into the families & minds of criminals avoiding blatant stereotypes so often thrust upon the viewer. All the actors are perfectly cast and fine actors. Jacki Weaver, you nailed Smurf and Guy Pearce has become this wonderful chameleon & consummate actor who continues to surprise with his range. This is your first feature, David Michod, well I'm certainly looking forward to your second.


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