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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
8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Vietnamese | German | Japanese

Release Date:

12 November 1992 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Romper Stomper See more »

Filming Locations:

Footscray, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,233, 13 June 1993

Gross USA:

$175,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,340
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was refused a cinema showing by Glasgow City Council. See more »

Quotes

Magoo: [notices Jacqui eating a sandwitch] What are you eatin' that rubbish for?
[scoffs]
Magoo: Jes... I'm not living with no fat bitch!
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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 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 »

Connections

Edited into Terror Nullius (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Les pecheurs de perles
Composed by Georges Bizet
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haunting....
17 September 2012 | by witster18See all my reviews

There is so much good stuff going on in this one.

The look of the film: It's gritty, and while you can tell it was lower-budget, the film reeks of quality in terms of the shots/overall cinematography. 16mm really did nothing but add to the realism of this one.

The story:It's chock-full of interesting characters. Some good. SOme evil. And some that want to go from one side to the other, but can't.

The sound: Amazing. The music is powerful. Especially in the final scene where the music will stay with you for long after the credits end.

The acting: First rate across the board. These people could have been real for all I know.

This film will divide audiences because of it's subject matter, but it's one of the best, lesser-known, low-budget foreign offerings you're likely to see. The current 6.8 rating is an absolute travesty. I was expecting to see about 7.8, and that's why I decided to write this review.

This is a disturbing film, and one that I can highly recommend.

It IS better than American History X.

86/100

You Might Like THis if you Liked: American History X(good, but not as good), THe Boys Next Door(perhaps the last time a low-budget, dramatic film disturbed me this much - not as good as this though), American Me(not quite as good as this), Boyz in the Hood(better), Tzameti 13(not as good).


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