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Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)

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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 ... Dirty Dean
Sarah Osmo Sarah Osmo ... Laverne
Con Demetriou Con Demetriou ... Darren
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Storyline

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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,471, 22 November 1998
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the end the film was entitled "Welcom to Woop Woop" and was not titled the name of the film's source novel, "The Dead Heart" (1995), another Australian film had used this title the year before [See: Dead Heart (1996)], nor was it titled by the picture's working title, which was "The Big Red", a title which has been used as a film title at least a couple of times since [See: The Big Red (2005) and The Big Red (2013)]. The 2005 film was an Australian production whilst the 2013 film was a UK production. Ironically, Welcome to Woop Woop (1997) was a UK-Australia co-production. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: Happy as a bastard on Father's Day.
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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

Features South Pacific (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello, Young Lovers
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Deborah Kerr
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Very Entertaining and Wildly Original
10 December 2003 | by Tiger_MarkSee all my reviews

This film is hard to describe. It starts in New York City and then finds itself in the Australian Outback. This guy who sells illegal exotic birds is on the run. He heads to Australia to hide and get more birds. He is then lured by a vixen into a community of Aussie dog-food makers that live alone in the outback. They watch old musicals and are as dirty as garbage. Oh yeah, nobody is allowed to leave the community, known as Woop Woop. To be honest, this is one of the freshest and most enjoyable movies I can ever remember seeing. Loved it! And yes, that is Rod Taylor!! *** out of ****.


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