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The Hard Word (2002)

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3 brothers are in and out of prison in connection with heists planned by their lawyer et al. He gets them out for the heists and "looks after" the money and one's wife.

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Scott Roberts

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Scott Roberts
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Dale
Rachel Griffiths ... Carol
Robert Taylor ... Frank
Joel Edgerton ... Shane
Damien Richardson ... Mal
Rhondda Findleton ... Jane
Kate Atkinson ... Pamela
Vince Colosimo ... Kelly
Paul Sonkkila ... O'Riordan
Kim Gyngell ... Paul
Dorian Nkono Dorian Nkono ... Tarzan
Stephen Whittaker Stephen Whittaker ... Rawson
Torquil Neilson Torquil Neilson ... Mick
Don Bridges ... Doug
Doug Bowles ... Bill
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Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad cops, the consequences are both bizarre and fatal. Written by Noel C. Bailey <uds3@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The robbery in Melbourne is based on the "Great Bookie Robbery" of 1976. Six men robbed bookmakers in the Victoria Club, as the bookmakers met to settle up debts after a day's racing. Estimated takings were between $14 and $16 million. The true figure was never known; the bookmakers were reluctant to divulge how much money they had lost, to avoid the interest of the tax office. The six thieves became the targets of other criminals and corrupt police demanding a share. By 1987, all the known thieves were believed dead, either killed by other criminals or police, or had disappeared. The money was never recovered. See more »

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Quotes

Frank Malone: We're going after the Melbourne Cup.
Mal Twentyman: [confused] You serious?... Where will you sell it?
Frank Malone: Not the cup, the money... the bookies mate, fuck.
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without whom ... Andrena Finlay See more »

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Referenced in The Daily Show: Guy Pearce (2003) See more »

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THIS MOVIE WAS SO DISAPPOINTING!
17 November 2003 | by redshoegrlSee all my reviews

It started as, what seemed to be, a fresh new heist flick. Instead I got a dragging anticlimactic, film that missed it's opportunities to wow audiences and secure itself in many action libraries. Much of the "clever" tidbits, such as butcher speak, that alone would give the film a good platform, cause confusion and make the film seem stagnant. I almost couldn't wait for it to be over. The end is sadly predictable, but could have gone farther with its female characters without losing the bond between the brothers.

Also Guy's nose looks weird throughout the film, like Nicole Kidman's in The Hours, it made me a little bothered. I couldn't tell if it was fake or if he had had some work done.. Watch the film if you must, but I wouldn't subject it to friends.


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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood and Guts See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,422, 15 June 2003

Gross USA:

$426,880

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,085,562
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Color (Cinevex)

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2.35 : 1
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