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Death in Brunswick (1990)

Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best ... See full summary »

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John Ruane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Sophie Papafogos
John Clarke ... Dave
Yvonne Lawley Yvonne Lawley ... Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
Nick Lathouris ... Mustafa
Nicholas Papademetriou Nicholas Papademetriou ... Yanni Voulgaris
Boris Brkic Boris Brkic ... Laurie
Deborah Kennedy Deborah Kennedy ... June
Doris Younane ... Carmel
Denis Moore Denis Moore ... Catholic Priest
Kris Karahisarlis Kris Karahisarlis ... Aris
Steve Hutchison Steve Hutchison ... Tony
Huriye Balkaya Huriye Balkaya ... Mustafa's Wife
Orhan Akkus Orhan Akkus ... Aslan
Daniel Kadamani Daniel Kadamani ... Cousin Con
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Storyline

Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best friend for help and together they attempt to dispose of the body. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Carl's life is a minefield. Dave's in charge of damage control.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1991 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing to Lose See more »

Filming Locations:

Brunswick, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Paul Hagl has made a video tracking down the locations used in the film, available on YouTube as "Reel Streets of Melbourne - Death in Brunswick (1990)". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Cal goes to church with his mother, in the rite of peace when shaking hand with Mustafa, a boom mic appears at the top left. See more »

Quotes

June: You're hopeless, Carl. Hopeless. When are you gonna grow up?
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Connections

Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.1598 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Gonna Love You
Written by Archy Akron, Arthur Christo, John Raptis
Performed by Knight
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Great fun!
19 May 1999 | by avatar6See all my reviews

I truly love this flick! It is so terribly funny, I find myself laughing until I cry! Very few movies have this effect on me. It's not a deep, or thought-provoking film, but that's not its purpose, either. I enjoy this movie for its subtle and not-so-subtle humor. The plot is simple, yet feasible and perfect. I really cannot say much, except that it is a fun ride, and worth a look! If you're having a glum day, this is a great "pick-me-up!"


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