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

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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

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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Russell Crowe's performance in this film is what convinced Curtis Hanson to cast him as Bud White in L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

Quotes

Youngest Son: Tiger! Fuckin' skinheads! They got my brothers!
Tiger: [yelling at Vietnamese factory workers] Get the guys! Get the guys! Skinheads!
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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 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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Pulling on the boots
Composed by John Clifford White
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An excellent film that is both interesting and disturbing.
12 August 2000 | by markguszakSee all my reviews

Every thing about this movie is unique, right down to the 16mm film that they used to shoot it. Even though it was filmed in 1992, it has the look a an early 80's film. I defy you not to think about A Clockwork Orange as you watch it.

Some people have said that the film glorifies skinheads. I would have to ask those people, WHAT FILM WERE YOU WATCHING? This film presents skinheads and their society and says this is the way it is. It does not glorify, nor does it jump on a soapbox. Not to tip anything off, but by the end of the film I don't think there are going to be too many people saying "being a skinhead is a wonderful life." In fact, I think that is why the film is so good. The subject matter is not black and white, it is very gray. Skinheads exist for a reason, they do things for a reason. The reasons might sound immoral to us, but the world is made up of different types. In fact, most of the movie deals with Hando (Russel Crowe) trying very hard to hold his skinhead bunch together. However, the destructive nature of the characters is bringing about the destruction of their lifestyle.

The performances in this film are great. In particular, Daniel Pollock is great as Davey. I was very saddened to hear that he died right after this movie. He is often silent during the film, but his facial expressions are very powerful. For anyone that is interested in examining some of the darker groups that wander around this world, Romper Stomper has a very interesting one for you to look at.


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