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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.

Director:

Stephan Elliott

Writers:

Douglas Kennedy (novel), Michael Thomas (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 ... Young Lionel
Bob Oxenbould Bob Oxenbould ... Moose
Janice Oxenbould Janice Oxenbould ... Big Pat (as Jan Oxenbould)
Daniel Rigney ... Small Kenny
David Hoey David Hoey ... Dirty Dean
Sarah Osmo Sarah Osmo ... Laverne
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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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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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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

After the credits the movie picks up "15 years later" with a twist ending. 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 Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Shall We Dance?
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Marni Nixon and Yul Brynner
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If you're not Australian, you may not get it.
23 May 2004 | by jenro95See all my reviews

I saw "Welcome to Woop Woop" a couple of weeks ago on HBO, on the recommendation of my American neighbour. He loved it! And he's right. I watched this film grinning from ear to ear, and if it were not for my neighbour's enjoying it so much, I'd have thought that only Australians would get the drift of this film.

"Welcome to Woop Woop" is resplendent with Australian iconography, and if you don't know the space you may have a hard time understanding the references. As an Australian, I can tell you those references are spot on! The language, being out in the bush, the actors Rod Taylor and Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) and so many others, the stereotypical Aborigine. Cockatoos, dunnies(outhouses), the VW van, the backyard tip (dump), the brand of beer (it's real), Rogers and Hammerstein films, kangaroos as Aboriginal spirits, kangaroos as dog meat (true, not good, but true), even the main character's dog ( a Blue Heeler, Australian Cattle Dog), and the reference to the beach. They have nailed this film. 10 stars!


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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to 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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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