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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.

Director:

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 ... 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 he's not entering middle age, by convincing him the air outside's 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Boy Bubby See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Rolf de Heer said of this film's 21st Anniversary Screening for the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival: "It's startling to think that twenty-two years after 'Bad Boy Bubby' confounded everyone, including me, by winning five prizes at the Venice Film Festival, and twenty-one years after it was released to an unsuspecting general public, the film is still ticking away, being shown, being seen, being loved and loathed in probable equal measure." See more »

Quotes

Bubby: Pop get pizza for cat!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 3s for the cinema version and a further 20s for video. The 3s cut for the cinema version was to remove a scene of a tethered cat being pulled by a string (a scene which contravened the UK Animals Act). All the cuts were waived for the 2007 DVD release. See more »

Connections

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

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If You See Kay
Devised by Paul Philpot
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Some Of The Funniest Scenes I've Ever Seen.
6 December 2000 | by daveisitSee all my reviews

Many people have found this movie overly confronting and ultimately very disturbing. If you give it a chance it gets you thinking and had me laughing uncontrollably. Some of Bubby's interactions with the outside world were hilarious. It's far from a comedy though, and will bring you through many emotions before the movies over.

Definitely worth watching. (7.5 out of 10)


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