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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 overview, first billed only:
Nick Giannopoulos ... Steve Karamitsis / Mr. Karamitsis / Mrs. Karamitsis
Lucy Bell ... Celia O'Brien
Vince Colosimo ... Frank
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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Every wog has his day.

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Trivia

Vince colosimo "Frank" and John Barresi "Domenic" also starred together in the underbelly series. John Barresi played the "nervous barber" who Vince colosimo's character "Alfonso " beats up in season 1 episode 1. See more »

Goofs

When the Department of Employment supervisor stamps the benefit form 'SUSPENDED" and hands it back to Steve, although it is briefly 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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References A Few Good Men (1992) See more »

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Written by Eric Jupp
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A Fun "romantic" comedy.
30 August 2002 | by medrjelSee all my reviews

Being in the US, we tend to not get a lot of the foreign "ethnic" films. It's quite a shame. Wog Boy was quite pleasant. There was enough other story to avoid the "romantic comedy" trap, but in essence it seemed to me to be a lite romantic comedy. Don't let that detract. Nick Giannopoulos put together a story that was well constructed and executed. Of course, the characters are more "charicatures", but that's part of the fun.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2000 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD5,000,000 (estimated)
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