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Stickmen (2001)

Three young men unwittingly become involved in an underground pool tournament.

Director:

Hamish Rothwell

Writer:

Nick Ward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Magasiva ... Jack
Paolo Rotondo ... Thomas
Scott Wills ... Wayne
Simone Kessell ... Karen
Anne Nordhaus Anne Nordhaus ... Sara
Kirk Torrance ... Holden
John Leigh ... Dave
Enrico Mammarella ... Daddy
Luanne Gordon Luanne Gordon ... Lulu
Matthew Chamberlain Matthew Chamberlain ... Hugh (as Matt Chamberlain)
James Coleman James Coleman ... Graham
Rhys Morgan Rhys Morgan ... Jimmy
Victor Rodger Victor Rodger ... Eric
Mick Rose ... Father Benton
Shane Bartle Shane Bartle ... Father Carhill
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Storyline

Jack, Thomas and Wayne are the Stickmen. They like nothing more than to have a beer in one hand, a pool cue in the other, a coin on the table and their mates around them. They play pub pool for fun and money at Dave's bar. Desperate to get out of debt, Dave gets the Stickmen entered into a high stakes pool tournament run by vicious crime boss "Daddy". He also gets them into a whole rack of trouble. Can the Stickmen beat the odds, pocket the money, win the girls and save Dave? You rack 'em, they crack 'em. And never take your eye off the ball. Written by Evan Yates <yates@hnpl.net>

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Taglines:

Playing the Shots. Covering the Angles. Waiting for the Big Break.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Goofs

The last line of credits shows the production year as MCMX (1910). It should say MMI. See more »

Quotes

Jack: There are two types of women, Sluts and Bitches. A Slut sleeps with everyone. A Bitch sleeps with everyone but you.
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Connections

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

American Wife
Written by Geoff Maddock (uncredited) and Kirsten Morrell (uncredited)
Performed by Golden Horse
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Watchability factor 10!
15 August 2002 | by springrollSee all my reviews

Stickmen was great on video for an easy night in. Having heard positive feedback about it for so long I was pleasantly surprised when my high expectations were not disappointed. Sure - it bore some similarities to Lock Stock, but who cares? The caper genre is nothing new. Plans are made, foiled, remade, and the crafty plot comes with some genuinely funny laughs. In fact, I liked it better than Lock Stock for the mere fact that in the place of mass gratuitous violence was a game: we see more confrontations with pool cues than with guns, and yet Stickmen still maintains the seedy/tough flavour. Not only that but there are female characters who are central to the plot, and they even have their own personalities! A great piece of filmmaking.


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Official Sites:

Stickmen

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2001 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Billar clandestino See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,053
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