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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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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Bubby, el chico malo  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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One of four theatrical feature film collaborations of editor Suresh Ayyar and writer-director Rolf de Heer. The movies are: 'Dingo' (1991), 'Bad Boy Bubby' (1993), 'Tale of a Tiger' (1984), and 'Incident at Raven's Gate' (1988). See more »

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The Scientist: [plays organ music in church]
Bubby: Jesus can see everything I do... and he's going to beat me brainless!
The Scientist: Come down.
[Scene change; they are in a factory]
The Scientist: You see, no one's going to help you Bubby, because there isn't anybody out there to do it. No one. We're all just complicated arrangements of atoms and subatomic particles - we don't live. But our atoms do move about in such a way as to give us identity and consciousness. We don't die; our atoms just rearrange themselves. There is no God. There can ...
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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 Neighbours: Bad Boy Hubby (2006) See more »

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Organ improvisation
Performed by Norman Kaye
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Fascinating but difficult to watch in places.
4 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I dont think i have ever seen a film quite like Bad Boy Bubby or am ever likely to see another like it. It is a piece of film making that is not scared to show or say anything that might be seen as taboo in many people's eyes. We see scenes that involve incest,Murder,exploitation , extremely bad language and the mentaly handicapped yet this film, disturbing as it is , has a certain charm like no other. Nicholas Hope is fantastic as Bubby and gives a display like none that i have seen in a long while. It could not have been easy taking on the role of a retarded man and having to do the thing that he does in the film.

As i have mentioned this film is disturbing and may upset many people. i would not recommend it for family viewing but i would recommend it to any film buff. Finally i must repeat the line that the factory worker teaches to Bubby, because it is so true and it stands for everything that i believe in. " Think god out of existance,it is our duty to insult him,strike me down if you dare to,you tyrant, you non existent fraud. It is the duty to think god out of existance , because then and only then do we take full responsibility for who we are!" A quite brilliant piece of writing. 7 out of 10.


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