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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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You've never seen anything like it. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Champ: [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.
Champ: 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

Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Les pecheurs de perles
Composed by Georges Bizet
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Brutal and bleak viewing
22 June 2007 | by JakethemussSee all my reviews

Firstly, I'd like to start by saying that anyone who thinks this is somehow pro-racist or pro-skinhead has REALLY missed the point, thats if they've even seen it,that is. That would be like saying 'Saving Private Ryan' glorifies war, or 'Trainspotting' glorifies drugs.

It revolves around a bunch of lawless Australian skinheads, as they party to loud skrewdriver-esquire music, drink, fight (amongst each other as well as against the Vietnamese immigrants living nearby), cause mayhem..and so on so forth. They are living in a dilapidated old garage and scrounge off the system whilst hating it. They are portrayed as hopeless, angry lost kids held together by a psychopathic and violent leader;Hando Where to start with Hando, seriously, this is undoubtedly Russel Crowe's most unforgettable performance. Whether its his tattoo's, shaved head, unshaven face or cold eyed glare...you can't help but be drawn in by Hando. He is by far the most relentless and ruthless member of the gang, and during the film you wonder whether or not they'd even exist without him.

During the film, things take a turn for the worse, actually they take several turns for the worst...which has an increasingly negative effect on the gang.

I rated this film a 9, as it achieves what it sets out to do. Give the viewer a no-holds barred trip into the destructive lives of social outsiders, and the violence and hatred that follows. Not easy viewing, but I recommend this film to anyone who likes their movies gritty and upfront.


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