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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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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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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

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Who says you can trust your friends See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

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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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Production Co:

Living Motion Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though set in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia, the film was shot in another Australian state, in Adelaide, South Australia. 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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repulsive
26 March 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

What a nasty cynical film. Apparently this sad excuse for a dramatic urban look at what 20 year olds do whilst crawling through the gutter of Sydney nightlife is supposed to be somehow connecting with its target market. Made by some Industry nobody and pals who seemingly thought they could cobble together any sleazy behavior with a young cast and pour it into multiplexes, SAMPLE PEOPLE deservedly failed miserably at the Australian box office. It is so offensive in its clichéd depictions of obvious and easy targets it was fully rejected by the very audience it was intended. Shoddy and cruel and with no attempt to offer quality or resonance to the young audience who might have been attracted by the marketing or casting SAMPLE PEOPLE might have been interesting or even informative if not botched by its exploitive view of 'what teens want to see in a movie'. The character played by Ben Mendelsohn is particularly offensive and Kylie Minogue is again wasted by poor material and untalented film makers. It is as if the producers thought teens would watch any ugly trash and just slung-together scenes and characters who were shallow and soul less. Well the were very wrong. A mini budget film made in 1983 called GOING DOWN got this topic right and is an excellent antidote to this poison.


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