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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

Mario: [in his pizza shop, arguing with Tran over who is a better fighter in history. Tran informs him that there will be no more deliveries until Mario admits he is wrong] Listen, I tell you once, I tell you twice, I no tell you a second time. Hercules could kick Bruce Lee's butt.
Tran: [maintaining that Mario is wrong] Mate, Bruce Lee could kick Hercules' hairy arse from here
[points to his groin then gestures from his chin]
Tran: back to Rome!
[Mario yells at him to get out and go deliver the pizzas]
Frank: Hercules, Bruce ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Fat Pizza vs. Housos (2014) See more »

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Written by Eric Jupp
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Funny and enjoyable Aussie film...
4 March 2000 | by Jules-145See all my reviews

The Wog Boy was a very funny movie, especially if you know any Greek people. It was great to see lots of home grown faces, and glad to see it do so well at the (Aust) box office. I always find light-hearted and funny Australian movies 100 times better than some of the dark and depressing stuff that is produced.

I couldn't stop laughing at the half Serbian/half Croatian - hilarious!!!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2000 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD5,000,000 (estimated)
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