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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 ... 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.

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wogboy See more »

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Budget:

AUD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Cinevex)
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Trivia

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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

Raelene Beagle-Thorpe: What the hell are you doing?
Steve Karamitsis: Woah baby! Hey, give people some warning before you stick that face out in public.
Raelene Beagle-Thorpe: Do you know who I am?
Steve Karamitsis: [noticing the smeared lipstick] Mrs Ronald McDonald?
Raelene Beagle-Thorpe: I'm the Minister for employment. You little worm!
Steve Karamitsis: Oh really? Well on behalf of myself and the other 799,000 unemployed in this country, you're doing a great fucking job.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Loves Lies Bleeding
Written by R. Keiller and A. Cartwright
Performed by Sonic Animation
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It's Sick Re
29 September 2001 | by wogboy-3See all my reviews

This movie is by far the funniest Australian movie ever made!!

First of all I want to say that that this is not Italian humor its Greek. I love seeing Steve as a little kid in his Tsolyia uniform eating lunch at school with the aussie kids calling him a wog it really cracks me up. Another great part is when Steve rips a burnout in his Valient with the music pumping. I think in order to really appreciate this movie you'd need to have either come from a wog family or grown up with wog friends

Your the man Nick G


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