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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.

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Stephan Elliott

Writers:

Douglas Kennedy (novel), Michael Thomas (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... Teddy
Rod Taylor ... Daddy-O
Susie Porter ... Angie
Dee Smart Dee Smart ... Krystal
Richard Moir ... Reggie
Maggie Kirkpatrick Maggie Kirkpatrick ... Ginger
Barry Humphries ... Blind Wally
Mark Wilson Mark Wilson ... Duffy
Paul Mercurio ... Midget
Stan Yarramunua Stan Yarramunua ... Young Lionel
Bob Oxenbould Bob Oxenbould ... Moose
Daniel Rigney ... Small Kenny
David Hoey David Hoey ... Dirty Dean
Sarah Osmo Sarah Osmo ... Laverne
Con Demetriou Con Demetriou ... Darren
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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits. Written by Anonymous

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From the Director of Priscilla & A Few Best Men See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bienvenue à Woop Woop See more »

Filming Locations:

South Australia, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,812, 15 November 1998

Gross USA:

$37,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,621
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This Australian movie was based on the novel "The Dead Heart" by Douglas Kennedy. An Australian film actually called Dead Heart (1996) had been made and released just a year earlier. See more »

Quotes

Angie: Fuck me dead, what's that when it's at home?
Teddy: Stuff.
Angie: Yeah? I know what me Daddy-O would say, I can just hear him, All we get in Woop Woop is that Rogersan
Teddy: Who?
Angie: Rogersan, y'know Rogersan Hammerstein?
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the movie, the opening credits state "no animals were harmed in the making of this movie..." several seconds later they add "Neither were any people." See more »

Alternate Versions

Version shown at Cannes was 106 minutes; distributor Goldwyn recut it to the 97-minute released length. See more »

Connections

References Razorback (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Never Walk Alone
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Claramae Turner
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Not Priscilla
19 November 1998 | by alanjSee all my reviews

Set in the Australian outback you might have thought this movie would have had more in common to the directors previous movie Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994). At the London Film Festical screening director Stephan Elliot started off before the screening that this definitely wasn't the case, and telling us it was about the more obnoxious of his country folk.

This shows a side of Australia that is being rather swept under the carpet. Although raucous and rude in the first half of the movie the mood turns darker towards the end.

And don't forget to wait till after the credits end for an amusing extra.

There are some very funny scenes including Barry Humphries as a blind petrol pump attendant - which so outraged the US lead that he had to spend time recovering in his trailer - it was done fortunately in one take with Humphries ad libbing the scene. And an excellent performance by Rod Taylor as the leader of the community.

Shot in the height of the summer, due to Stephan Elliot becoming ill just before the original start date, the crew needed 36,000 gallons of water per day to survive and in one scene they had to fit the dogs in the scene with shoes to allow them to run across the set.


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