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Sample People (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 11 May 2000 (Australia)
This edgy Australian film stars an ensemble cast headed up by pop superstar Kylie Minogue, David Field, and John Lyndon. Various characters interact under strange circumstances, calling to mind movies such as GO and PULP FICTION

Director:

Clinton Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kylie Minogue ... Jess
Ben Mendelsohn ... John
Simon Lyndon Simon Lyndon ... Andy
David Field ... TT
Paula Arundell Paula Arundell ... Cleo
Joel Edgerton ... Sem
Nathalie Roy Nathalie Roy ... DJ Lush Puppy
Nathan Page ... Len
Justin Rosniak Justin Rosniak ... Joey
Mathew Wilkinson Mathew Wilkinson ... Gus
Gandhi MacIntyre ... Phil
Dorian Nkono ... Shiva
Rhett Giles ... Detective #1
Bradd Buckley Bradd Buckley ... Police Officer in Club Raid
Marcel Marinus Marcel Marinus ... Club Security #1
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Storyline

This edgy Australian film stars an ensemble cast headed up by pop superstar Kylie Minogue, David Field, and John Lyndon. Various characters interact under strange circumstances, calling to mind movies such as GO and PULP FICTION

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Who says you can trust your friends See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Witzige Leute See more »

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Budget:

AUD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Living Motion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Of the movie's star, Kylie Minogue, writer-director Clinton Smith said: "She's so professional and really lovely and normal and just nice. You hear how big stars are often consummate professionals, and she's like that. Not at all demanding and ready to take direction." See more »

Soundtracks

Alone With You
Written by J. Oxely (Mushroom Music)
Performed by The Superjesus (as Superjesus)
The Superjesus appear courtesy of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd
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Kylie - Who cares, this movie stands alone.
13 January 2005 | by Tims99See all my reviews

I personally found this movie to be very entertaining with some some stand out performances by fairly unknown actors. If your watching it for the star value of Kylie don't bother cause her performance isn't anything to rave about. The sound, color are excellent and well blended. There are also some powerful underlying messages about drugs violence and the rave culture which makes this movie a little different from your run of the mill crap, in my mind this is a cult Aussie classic. Just because it doesn't have a big budget or a Black and White - spelled out for you story to follow don't overlook it. Expect a feverish mix of sex, drugs, music, violence and young party people seeking a good time.


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