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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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Rolf de Heer

Writer:

Rolf de Heer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hope ... Bubby
Claire Benito Claire Benito ... Mam
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Pop
Syd Brisbane Syd Brisbane ... Yobbo
Nikki Price Nikki Price ... Screaming Woman
Ullie Birve Ullie Birve ... Robbed Woman (as Ulli Birve)
Audine Leith Audine Leith ... Fondled Salvo
Natalie Carr ... Cherie the Salvo
Lucia Mastrantone Lucia Mastrantone ... Pizza Waitress
Carmel Johnson Carmel Johnson ... Angel
Jip De Heer Jip De Heer ... Treelopper
James Ammitzboll James Ammitzboll ... Little
Grant Piro Grant Piro ... Salesman
Celine O'Leary Celine O'Leary ... Woman in Mercedes
Dave Flannagan Dave Flannagan ... Cop / Warder (as Dave Flanagan)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Australia | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bubby, el chico malo See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The roach that Bubby ate was real. See more »

Quotes

Bubby: Me be pop now.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits play over a scene showing Bubby playing in a garden with his children. See more »


Soundtracks

Largo from Xerxes
Written by George Frideric Handel (as G. F. Handel)
Performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Jose Serebrier
licensed from KEM Enterprises Inc USA
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Brilliant!
16 July 2004 | by JesposoSee all my reviews

One of the most beautiful and yet thought provoking movies I've ever seen! Nick Hope is wonderful in this story about humanity and alienation - we can see a man uninfluenced by our norms and culture and realize how narrow-minded we actually are... The camera-work is perfect, the rest of the cast are so... real, yes, even if the subject matter is quite surreal it feels very true and, maybe more important, very HONEST. I have never seen anything like this movie and it sure is one of the best ones I've ever seen. I would love to get a chance to see any other of De Heer's movies. Bad criticism? Yeah, my terrible VHS-copy, someone PLEASE release this movie on DVD!!!


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