Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie ... See full summary »

Director:

Rowan Woods

Writers:

Stephen Sewell (screenplay), Gordon Graham (based on the original play by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wenham ... Brett Sprague
Toni Collette ... Michelle
Lynette Curran ... Sandra Sprague
John Polson ... Glenn Sprague
Jeanette Cronin ... Jackie
Anthony Hayes ... Stevie Sprague
Anna Lise Phillips ... Nola (as Anna Lise)
Pete Smith ... George (Abo)
Sal Sharah Sal Sharah ... Nick
Lawrence Woodward Lawrence Woodward ... Prison Officer
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Graham Newman
Andrew Heys Andrew Heys ... Sparrow
Teo Gebert ... Constable Zammit
Anthony Kierann Anthony Kierann ... Constable Maguire
Stephen Leeder ... Supervising Detective
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Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day will not end well. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film is based on the Anita Cobby case therefore it happened in 1986. A few years before the miniature hand-held mobile phones depicted in the movie existed and actually before the Australian mobile network was even active. See more »

Goofs

Around 30 minutes in, Stevie pulls a cigarette from a packet and sticks it in his mouth twice within a matter of seconds. See more »

Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

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Gritty, brilliant and outstanding acting
7 July 1999 | by Filomena-2See all my reviews

This is acting at its best! Although confrontational, "The Boys" serves as a reminder that society is made up of many characters including those less than endearing in "The Boys". Brilliant ensemble acting including a stand out performance by David Wenham gives this movie the edge above the normal urban society story.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,146

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,146
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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