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Romper Stomper (1992)

A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.

Director:

Geoffrey Wright

Writer:

Geoffrey Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Hando
Daniel Pollock ... Davey
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Gabe
Alex Scott ... Martin
Leigh Russell Leigh Russell ... Sonny Jim
Dan Wyllie ... Cackles
James McKenna James McKenna ... Bubs
Eric Mueck Eric Mueck ... Champ
Frank Magree ... Brett
Chris McLean Chris McLean ... Luke (as Christopher McLean)
Josephine Keen Josephine Keen ... Megan
Samantha Bladon Samantha Bladon ... Tracy
Tony Lee Tony Lee ... Tiger
John Brumpton ... Magoo
Don Bridges ... Harold
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Storyline

Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to epileptic seizures joins the skins' merry band, and helps them on their run from justice, but is her affliction also a sign of impurity? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

A Gang of Neo-Nazi Skinheads... On a Destructive Rampage See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutality and violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

12 November 1992 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Confruntarea See more »

Filming Locations:

Footscray, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

AUD 481,226 (Australia), 14 November 1992

Gross USA:

$175,340
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Pollock, who plays Davey, committed suicide before the film's release. See more »

Quotes

Luke: [while Hando has Nguyen in a headlock on the ground] We hate you gook, we'll never let you go.
Hando: This is our place gook boy, our place. What are you going here? Hey? The only thing for you here is pain.
Luke: We don't love you.
[kisses Nguyen on the cheek and then punches him]
Hando: [while shaking Nguyen] Understand? Understand? I hope you do, mate because I don't speak monkey talk.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits roll over a sideways view of the beach that fades to gray and then to black. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the 2005 Special Edition DVD, the scene where Bubs is shot has been altered, it shows a more graphic bloody gunshot wound to the head than in previous versions. See more »

Connections

References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Les pecheurs de perles
Composed by Georges Bizet
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Russell Crowe at his best.
27 June 2001 | by markguszakSee all my reviews

This film will stay with you for quite awhile. It tells the story of Hando (Crowe) and his best mate Davey. Both are Skinheads in the Melbourne area, 1980's. Hando and Davey's lives revolve around collecting Nazi relics and attacking Orientals that have chosen to live in Australia. The two are very tight and big believers in the cause, keep Australia free of outsiders. However, when a girl enters the picture, one will start to see that life is more than just mindless violence and the other will go mad as he sees that his small group of Skins cannot change the fate of his country. This film is not preachy and does not come across as black and white. Both Hando and Davey have positive and negative traits. Instead, the picture tries to show what motivates Skins in doing what they do. The film has some violence, but only in attempt to show how pointless violence is. In my opinion, this is Crowe's finest performance. Moreover, the actor that played Davey is brilliant as well (sadly, he died shortly after the film was finished). If you want to see an excellent historical lesson about hate and how it destroys, see Romper Stomper.


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