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The Delinquents (1989)

A small town in Australia, in the late 1950s: Brownie and Lola are deeply in love. But because they are under-age, their parents are against their relationship and try to separate them.

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Chris Thomson

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Clayton Frohman (screenplay), Mac Gudgeon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kylie Minogue ... Lola
Charlie Schlatter ... Brownie
Bruno Lawrence ... Bosun
Todd Boyce ... Lyle
Desirée Smith Desirée Smith ... Mavis
Angela Punch McGregor Angela Punch McGregor ... Mrs. Lovell (as Angela Punch-McGregor)
Melissa Jaffer ... Aunt Westbury
Lynette Curran ... Mrs. Hansen
Lyn Treadgold Lyn Treadgold ... Prison Matron
Duncan Wass Duncan Wass ... Bert
Rosemary Harris ... Isobel
Yvonne Hooper Yvonne Hooper ... Landlady
Jonathan Hardy ... Magistrate
Errol O'Neill Errol O'Neill ... Theatre Manager
Rachel Szalay Rachel Szalay ... Maxine
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Storyline

A small town in Australia, in the late 1950s: Brownie and Lola are deeply in love. But because they are under-age, their parents are against their relationship and try to separate them. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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All their lives they were told, they mustn't, they shouldn't, they can't, one year...they did. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1989 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem menekültjei See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film never had a theatrical release in the United States. See more »

Quotes

Lola: Here! Had such fun running this up on your nice little electric machine that goes frontwards and backwards and sideways and all around the town and buttonholes and god knows what other shit! Well you can stick your stupid little frock!
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Connections

Referenced in Liquid Assets: Kylie's Millions (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Be-Bop-A-Lula
Written by Gene Vincent (as Vincent) / Tex Davis (as Davis)
(Lowery Music Co Inc. / Unichappell Music Inc.)
Performed by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (as Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps)
Courtesy Capitol Records / EMI Records Australia Pty Ltd
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good film
11 April 2009 | by grooveF111See all my reviews

an enjoyable, and reasonably well-written teenage drama only slightly impaired by the fact that it's lead was as good as an actress as she was a carpenter.

Akin to one of those welcome but straightforward coming-of-age tales of the fifties or sixties – usually starring James Dean – the Australian film Delinquents, based on the book of the same name, centers on two star-crossed lovers, Lola (Minogue) and yankie Brownie (Charlie Schlatter).

They, much like Minogue's plans for a burgeoning film career, seemed doomed from the beginning – they come from opposite sides of the tracks, their parents have their own plans for both offspring, and, well, you've regrettably got to have a little bit of green to go with the stout heart if you're to make a relationship work.

She looks peachy, but Minogue doesn't prove to be anything more than a former soapstar in the lead role. Schlatter, best known at the time for his roles in clunky comedies like 18 Again and the lead in the TV spin-off of Ferris Bueller, didn't fare much better.

Thankfully, the supporting cast, which included solid Australian talent like Angela Punch McGregor and Bruno Lawrence, was as fine as silver and help the film escape it's boggy areas.

In addition, the film's got a terrific soundtrack – largely Australian artists – that help proceedings kick along in an active and melodious fashion.


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