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Mad Bastards (2010)

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TJ's quest to find the son he's never known, takes him on a journey across the remote and stunning Kimberley landscape. On the road, TJ questions his life of violence... he meets a host of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Daley-Jones ...
TJ
Lucas Yeeda ...
Bullet
Greg Tait ...
Texas
Ngaire Pigram ...
Nella
Douglas Macale ...
Uncle Black
John Watson ...
Bush Camp Elder
Sylvia Clarke ...
Aunty Rock
Roxanne Williams ...
Keisha
Patrick McCoy-Geary ...
Bullet's Mate
Kelton Pell ...
Mad Dog
Lynette Narkle ...
TJ's Mum
Will Potter ...
Prison Guard
Dean Guest ...
Spider
Wally Scott ...
Wazza
Geoffrey Fletcher ...
Wazza's Mate
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TJ's quest to find the son he's never known, takes him on a journey across the remote and stunning Kimberley landscape. On the road, TJ questions his life of violence... he meets a host of amazing characters who open up a way of life infused with music and hunting and community Written by Anonymous

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There are several green beer cartons shown with the large letters, "HV", indicating the brand. These are modified cartons of "VB" (Victoria Bitter), an example or product removal / replacement, See more »

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There a series of interviews with 'Greg Tait' qv), 'Nhaire Pogram', Dean Daley-Jones', Douglas Macale and John Watson, about the connections between their life experiences and the the film. See more »

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Slow Train
Written by Alex Lloyd (as A. Wasiliev)
Performed by Alan Pigram, Stephen Pigram and Alex Lloyd
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excellent film, intelligently done, forceful and will leave you with a wonderful feeling.
20 June 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Mad Bastards was one of the best film I have seen about relation between father/son, a mesmerizing film set in a remote, ghost town in the outback where there is still hope to reform a man and other individuals full of demons, alcohol lack of ambition, loss of cultural value. There is so much in that film. lovely soundtrack, talented actors who have never acted before, the raw beauty of the Australian scenery and a fabulous photography. TJ and Granpa Tex are both amazing. Such force (hence the title) but also vulnerability! You could not detach your eyes from the actors who had so much character. the boy was such a natural actor, you felt like taken him home and give him a normal upbringing. How can you resist Uncle Black and his gentleness and would love to see more uncle Johnny taking trouble kids to the country to straight them out. I could go on and on. Thank you for such brilliance.


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