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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You've never seen anything like it.

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

Release Date:

12 November 1992 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanatic - Romper Stomper 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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To cut costs, the film was shot on 16 mm film rather than 35 mm, and principal photography was kept to six weeks. See more »

Quotes

Hando: [knock at bedroom door] What?
Davey: Hando, ah, Magoo.
Hando: [door flies open, and Magoo walks in] Magoo!
Magoo: Way to go!
[clasps hands with Hando]
Hando: Fuckin' Magoo! What are you doing here?
Magoo: Didn't have time to tell you we were coming, mate. Didn't know we were coming actually, just keep on driving forgot to fuckin' stop! Check this out.
[pulls Flea who's wearing a navy uniform into the room]
Flea: Joined up a couple months ago.
Hando: What for?
[...]
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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 »

Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Pulling on the boots
Composed by John Clifford White
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Fighting for Survival, Power
11 October 2004 | by corporateslaveSee all my reviews

I'm sure people may have dismissed this movie as a nazi tribute to white power. On the contrary, it gives an excellent picture of what happens when powerless people try to find some control over their lives. Nazi-ism itself is scapegoating and blame disguised as fascism, and this movie uses it to paint a picture of desolation and desperation.

White power and immigrant-hatred are not what this movie is about. It's about friendship and the need to belong to something. Russell Crowe's Hando is powerful - I couldn't take my eyes off of him. Hando uses that magnetism to draw people into his ideology, thus creating control and power for himself. Things begin to unravel when Gabe, the girl who comes between Hando and Davey, throws off the hold Hando has enjoyed over his little crowd. Remember what Orwell says: Absolute Power corrupts absolutely? Well, so does arrogance. Arrogance and the lack of respect for one's fellow man, regardless of race or creed, are key players in this plot.

I wish there had been more of Davey (Daniel Pollock) in this film, and I'm sorry to have learned of his real-life suicide in the weeks after it's completion. I recommend this film to people who are interested in how poverty, ignorance, and powerlessness change people into strange earthly demons capable of indiscriminate violence.


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