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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

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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 ... 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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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

Taglines:

Forget what you know about Kylie Minogue - in Sample People she will blow you away! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Witzige Leute See more »

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Budget:

AUD2,000,000 (estimated)
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Living Motion Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Debut produced screenplay for a theatrical feature film written by screenwriter Clinton Smith. See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Greg Macainsh (as G. Macainsh) (DooDah / Mushroom Music)
Performed by Sonic Animation
Sonic Animation appears courtesy of Global Recordings
Under licence from festival Records Pty Limited
Skyhooks original recording sample courtesy of Mushroom Records Pty Ltd
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A BOLD, BRASH AND EXCITING MESS OF A FILM
12 May 2000 | by jarrod76See all my reviews

The critics have been less than kind to 'Sample People' - so I had expectations that the film will be somewhat of a dud when I saw it. Many of the criticisms of the film are correct; it's a little derivative and quite a messy film - but that's part of it's charm. It's quite brave for an Australian film - it's noisy, colourful and never boring. It contains strong performances from Nathan Page, Ben Mendelsohn, Kylie Minogue and David Field; and a brilliant soundtrack of Australian artists covering classic Australian songs. The film's production design is excellent - it looks like a Gregg Araki film, and the editing and cinematography are relentlessly brash. It's imperative that people go and support films such as this - a low budget Aussie indie pic, because lack of support from critics and lack of distribution and publicity will mean that it remains unseen by the young adult demographic it is intended for. 'Sample People' (brilliant title) is as good as any film I have seen this year.


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