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Garbo (1992)

Nifty little melodrama about garbage collectors, or "garbos" in Australian slang.


Ron Cobb


Patrick Cook (screenplay), Neill Gladwin (screenplay) | 4 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Kearney ... Steve
Neill Gladwin Neill Gladwin ... Neill
Max Cullen ... Wal
Simon Chilvers ... Detective
Gerard Kennedy ... Trevor
Moya O'Sullivan ... Freda
Imogen Annesley ... Jane
Tommy Dysart ... Bagpipes
Max Fairchild ... Big Feral
Roderick Williams Roderick Williams ... The Pope (as Rod Williams)
David Glazebrook David Glazebrook ... Fragile
Earl Francis Earl Francis ... Control Tower Garbo
Ray Chubb Ray Chubb ... Garbo foreman
Ron Bingham Ron Bingham ... Tubs
Ellen Cressey Ellen Cressey ... New driver
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Nifty little melodrama about garbage collectors, or "garbos" in Australian slang.

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Dispose of this one
13 January 2017 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

Here's one of the worst Aussie films I've seen, a tasteless comedy, as bad as the dreck it unloads. Pity, cause the movie has very good performances, of course, the always reliable Cullen, and the very talented Kearney (Rikki And Pete) as a nerdy sort of garbo who falls for the hot Annesley, (who wouldn't?) where he sacrifices his safety, and of course, lies about his trade, but he has other problems too. Bigger guns, garbo competition have moved in, threatening his job, like his dorkier friend, who's mother is an agoraphobic. This new modernized big bastard of a machine has you saying "Now that's a real garbage truck". Probably the best sight in this film. The whole film is one non laugh fest, one bar scene which has a tipsy Kearney walk through two glass partitions, scored the only comic moment, in what is such a tastelessly stupid comedy, with moments of utter disbelief (What is this? moments), of course not as bad as the smell of rotten garbage. What really sucks about this, is how such a bad film does such injustice to a lot of good performances. Great opening soundtrack though, and the one isn't bad at the end, either.

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21 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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