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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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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 ... 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

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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

Director of photography Ellery Ryan and source novelist & co-screenwriter Boyd Oxlade were cousins. 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

Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: I don't wanna live like this anymore.
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Features Howling III (1987) See more »

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Aussie Battler
10 September 2000 | by donlhumphriesSee all my reviews

I've only just come across this movie for the first time and found it interesting in many ways. It's more of a straight drama than a comedy, though it does have moments of grim humour. It's not really a "black comedy", but is simply the story of one man (played by Sam Neill) and his constant struggle to maintain his self-respect and survive in his sordid surroundings. Brunswick is a working-class suburb of Melbourne, Australia, with a large migrant population, and this sometimes ambling/slow-moving film, captures some of the typical "feel" of the place. Quite a good movie; a bit different to the norm.


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