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The Wog Boy (2000)

When a 'dole bludging' Greek gains national fame following a television appearance, he's recruited by a political party as the face of their campaign to improve the country's unemployment rate.

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Aleksi Vellis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Giannopoulos ... Steve Karamitsis / Mr. Karamitsis / Mrs. Karamitsis
Lucy Bell ... Celia O'Brien
Vince Colosimo ... Frank
Geraldine Turner Geraldine Turner ... Raelene Beagle-Thorpe
Abi Tucker ... Annie O'Brien
John Barresi John Barresi ... Domenic
Stephen Curry ... Nathan
Costas Kilias ... Tony the Yugoslav
Tony Nikolakopoulos ... Theo
Vince D'Amico ... Mario
Peter Hosking ... Bazza
Lucy Taylor ... Shazza
Trent Huen Trent Huen ... Van
Hung Le Hung Le ... Tran
Vincent Gara Vincent Gara ... Young Steve
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Storyline

Steve liked Celia from the moment they met. But following a clash with her boss, Raelene Beagle-Thorpe, Minister for employment, he finds himself on national television branded as Australia's biggest dole bludger. Now Steve has to prove to Celia, to himself, and to the whole country, that there's more to him than meets the eye. With a little help from his friends, he might just do it. As long as he can keep his best friend Frank away for Annie, Celia's little sister... and protect Frank's cousin Dom, from Tony, the insane local crime lord to whom Dom owes money... and prevent Theo, and enterprising neighbour, from throwing himself in front of a car to collect insurance. Mate there's just got to be an easier way to meet chicks. Written by Peter

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Taglines:

Every wog has his day.

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Comedy

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wogboy See more »

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Budget:

AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Cinevex)
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Goofs

When the Department of Employment supervisor stamps the benefit form 'SUSPENDED" and hands it back to Steve, although it is shown upside down, the name at the top-right of the form is not Steve's but his friend Theo's (most noticeable in the remastered widescreen version). See more »

Quotes

Nathan: I believe that you are what you eat and by tomorrow I plan to be you.
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Connections

References Skippy (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Got That Vibe
Written by Barry Hankerson and Robert Kelly
Performed by Redzone
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Hilarious wog comedy!
19 February 2000 | by vickster-7See all my reviews

This is a film which has been long overdue! I have seen the live performances of "Wog-A-Rama" and "WogBoys" twice each, and laughed the whole time! "The WogBoy" is a film I would definitely recommend especially if you are a "wog". Of course "Skippies" would find it humourous as well, but only wogs can totally relate to the stories and the lines and laugh themselves silly! Great performances by Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Abi Tucker & Geraldine Turner. Highly Recommended.


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