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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 ... Sophie Papafogos
John Clarke ... Dave
Yvonne Lawley Yvonne Lawley ... Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
Nick Lathouris ... Mustafa
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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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

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

This Australian black comedy is set in a migrant Greek and Turkish community in the suburb of Brunswick in Melbourne, Australia. The film's director John Ruane had grown-up in a migrant community himself in the same Melbourne city but in the suburb of Pascoe Vale. 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

Dave: Oh good, you found her.
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: Found who?
Dave: Mrs. de Marco.
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: Who's Mrs. de Marco?
Dave: I dunno. But you're standing right on top of her.
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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Living Fire
Written by Mark Bremner, Tony Bucci, Nick Cetrola, Tony Dilaveris and Colin Roydez
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Australian dark romantic humour
1 August 2009 | by jamie-coltonSee all my reviews

A funny, dark comedy about a life changing episode of a 34 year old single man.

Coming from a posh upbringing but a complete slacker, or so you are lead to believe. The confused man seems to aspire to more and meets a young (19) bar girl at his work where he has just become the struggling head cook.

The clue to the twist is in the title, from being a romantic comedy with lovely little moments that echo your own ways in the early stages of dating. It then spins on it's head as an offbeat thriller, still just as funny though.

The darker side to the film gives it's funniest moments, notably after paralysing his mother, he then controls her wheelchair with a remote control to get about. Also his best friend deserves a mention, great deadpan calmness, especially when burying the body.

Maybe it is a little long for the story at hand but still well worth watching even if romance or thrillers aren't your thing as it has many other layers.


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