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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:
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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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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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: Well, Mustafa. How about cleaning up the benches, please?
Mustafa: They're pigs! Let them eat like pigs.
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: Yeah, I know, but... it's my kitchen.
Mustafa: Your kitchen, you clean it.
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Connections

Features Howling III (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Requiem: Kyrie
Written by Tomás Luis de Victoria (as Victoria)
Performed by The Tallis Scholars
Directed by Peter Phillips
Published by Mapa Mundi Music
Courtesy of Gimell Records
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Americans telling the Brits & Aussies what's funny..
29 November 2005 | by queen_of_anarchySee all my reviews

...now that's rich!! THAT would have to be the best joke I have heard in years. Sighting the words "USA" & "Comedy" together in reference to a film or television show guides me to steer way clear - WARNING!!! OBVIOUS, UNSUBTLE GARBAGE MASQUERADING AS HUMOUR IS NIGH!!! When they published the dictionary in the States I'm sure they MUST have excluded words such as "irony" and "satire". For those of you who wonder how they tempted Sam Neill to be in such a small film - he's a good mate of John Clarke (they are partners in a film production company - he also appeared in one episode of The Games). He serves our film industry well. Between 2000 & 2005 he made approx 20 films - half of those were made for the local film industry (including one in New Zealand). Compare that to Nicole Kidman - 17 films in the same period and only 2 for the local film industry (and squeezing Moulin Rouge into that is pushing it - at least it used local crew & extras).


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