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Romper Stomper (1992)

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

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Geoffrey Wright

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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 ... Megan
Samantha Bladon Samantha Bladon ... Tracy
Tony Lee Tony Lee ... Tiger
John Brumpton ... Magoo
Don Bridges ... Harold
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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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Crime | Drama

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

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Vietnamese | German | Japanese

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

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Magoo: [Jacqui shows up at the Railway hotel, after been told to stay away] What are you doing here? And why don't you bloody well do what your told, woman?
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In the 2004 special edition DVD, the scene where Bubs is shot by the police has been slightly altered, it shows Bubs with the gunshot wound to the head with blood running into his right eye, previous prints just showed a wound to the center of his forehead with no blood. See more »

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References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

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Pulling on the boots
Composed by John Clifford White
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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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