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Scarfies (1999)

Five kiwi flatmates find something growing in their basement much to their delight, but when the rightful owner comes knocking and finds that they have appropriated the goods things start to go awry.

Director:

Robert Sarkies

Writers:

Duncan Sarkies (screenplay by), Robert Sarkies (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willa O'Neill ... Emma
Neill Rea ... Scott
Ashleigh Seagar Ashleigh Seagar ... Nicola
Taika Waititi ... Alex (as Taika Cohen)
Charlie Bleakley Charlie Bleakley ... Graham
Jon Brazier Jon Brazier ... Kevin
Mark Neilson Mark Neilson ... Gordy
Mark Dudfield Mark Dudfield ... The Yams
Pat Soper Pat Soper
Dave Dudfield Dave Dudfield
Andrew Munro
David Kilgour David Kilgour ... The Clean
Lanfranco Perini Lanfranco Perini
Robert Yeats Robert Yeats
Thomas Bell Thomas Bell
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Storyline

Five Otago University students ('Scarfies') decide to squat in an empty house. They discover a locked room that holds a hidden treasure - a large quantity of marijuana. What happens when the cash-strapped students decide to become amateur druglords for the week? And what exactly should they do about the owner of the crop? Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, violence, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1999 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime 101 See more »

Filming Locations:

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When the flatmates are watching the rugby game on TV, the player who scores the try for Otago is Jeff Wilson who also played for New Zealand's National rugby team, The All Blacks. See more »

Goofs

The National Provincial Championship final is portrayed as to only be a few weeks after the start of the school year. The University of Otago school year actually begins in late February, while the NPC finals are held in late October - 8 months later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Scott: You come about the flat?
Emma: [yes]
Scott: I warn ya, this place is free for a reason. It's a shit hole. Still want to have a look?
Emma: Yes.
Scott: Okay. Guided tour... Hallway, dark, damp, rat-infested.
Emma: Nice.
[heads up the stairs]
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References Blue Heelers (1994) See more »

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College movie with an Edge
3 September 2001 | by dfusionSee all my reviews

This movie is a bit like a college flick mixed with elements of shallow grave....Both the actors and the story are interesting. I also like the way it's been cut - the story keeps moving and never realy bores....nice movie overall.

This is one of those unknown movies you rent on a gamble - most are bad and some shine - this is a definite gem.

7.4/10


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