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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald
... Sophie Papafogos
... Dave
Yvonne Lawley ... Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
Nick Lathouris ... Mustafa
... Yanni Voulgaris
Boris Brkic ... Laurie
... June
... Carmel
Denis Moore ... Catholic Priest
Kris Karahisarlis ... Aris
Steve Hutchison ... Tony
Huriye Balkaya ... Mustafa's Wife
Orhan Akkus ... Aslan
Daniel Kadamani ... Cousin Con
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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 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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25 April 1991 (Australia)  »

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Nothing to Lose  »

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According to the book "Australian Film 1978-1995" (1995) "the front credits give Zoe Carides] an umlaut but the end credits do not". See more »

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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

Mrs. Fitzgerald: Did you find your magazines?
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: I only read them for the interviews, mother.
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Referenced in Body Melt (1993) See more »

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Living Fire
Written by Mark Bremner, Tony Bucci, Nick Cetrola, Tony Dilaveris and Colin Roydez
Performed by Vortex
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Great
16 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a great and inventive comedy. Although it does follow some tried and true paths, most of it is refreshingly new. There are even some great send up scenes of established movie cliches in it, the fight scene in the stairwell is a classic.

It's a very Australian, even a very Melbourne movie. It catches the look and characters of Brunswick rather well. I don't know what director John Ruane did to convince Sam Neill to be a part of this small movie but it was certainly worth it, he fits the character perfectly

Best of all though, this has John Clarke in it. He could read the phone book and it'd great comedy.

John Ruane hasn't really followed up on the promise of this movie yet, although last year's made for TV, "The love of Lionels life" was a step in the right direction.


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