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Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 26 April 2005 (USA)
Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.

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... Bubby
Claire Benito ... Mam
Ralph Cotterill ... Pop
Syd Brisbane ... Yobbo
Nikki Price ... Screaming Woman
Ullie Birve ... Robbed Woman (as Ulli Birve)
Audine Leith ... Fondled Salvo
... Cherie the Salvo
Lucia Mastrantone ... Pizza Waitress
Carmel Johnson ... Angel
Jip De Heer ... Treelopper
James Ammitzboll ... Little
Grant Piro ... Salesman
Celine O'Leary ... Woman in Mercedes
Dave Flannagan ... Cop / Warder (as Dave Flanagan)
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Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He's been in his room for 35 years. It's time to let him out! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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26 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bubby, el chico malo  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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There were 32 different Directors of Photography during the shoot. The idea was to have a different D.P. for every new place that Bubby went to not only give the film more of an experimental feel, but also to eliminate the worry of having to always have the same crew on set every day. See more »

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Bubby: And if the poison doens't get you... God will.
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The closing credits play over a scene showing Bubby playing in a garden with his children. See more »

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Referenced in Christ Kid, You're a Weirdo (2005) See more »

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Bad Boy Bubby Blues
Devised by Peter Monaghan
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Crazy, insane, black, funny, terrifying, weird, SUPERB.
21 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film changed my life. No, really. It was a Friday night, and the parents were away. I was on my own in front of the television, and Channel 4 (UK + Irish viewers will know of it) was showing Bad Boy Bubby as part of some cult film season. Well, to cut a long story short, I was glued to the screen for the duration of the film (I drooled and stared at it during the commercial breaks) and when it was over, I realised that the dinner was entirely burnt. Not a particularly relevant story, you may think, but note that the television was IN THE KITCHEN, mere feet from the oven. That's how good this film is. It features possibly the greatest crazy monologue ever committed to celluloid (the pub/microphone scene), two of the most disturbing murders in any movie I've seen (and I've seen thousands), one of the most unsettling relationships I've seen, and an unbelievable central performance. This film is darker than dark, and stranger than Eraserhead. Just as Bubby is on his own throughout the film, so is the viewer. Alone, confused and disturbed beyond words.

And I've never thought of the Salvation Army in the same way since.

10/10


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