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Criminal Ways (2003)

The Wannabes (original title)
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The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...

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Nick Giannopoulos
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Giannopoulos ... Danny
Russell Dykstra Russell Dykstra ... Marcus
Isla Fisher ... Kirsty
Michael Carman ... Jimmy King
Lena Cruz ... Aurora 'Rory' Van Dyke
Tony Nikolakopoulos ... Stewie
Costas Kilias ... Adrian
Ryan Johnson ... Hammer
Chantal Contouri ... Sally
Nicholas Fleming Nicholas Fleming ... Oliver
Jemma Rivera ... Lita (as Jemma Rivera Wilks)
Terry Gill Terry Gill ... Barney the Bear
David Watson David Watson ... Granville Van Dyke
Felix Williamson ... Bill Gennaro
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie ... Elvis Elvis
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The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...

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scantily clad female | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Kid's entertainment, it's criminal.

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Comedy

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Aurora 'Rory' Van Dyke: [after getting caught on "Alone With An Old Bag"] I can explain
Granville Van Dyke: I'd prefer that you didn't. I could never understand a darn thing you said anyway
Aurora 'Rory' Van Dyke: [speaks gibberish]
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Spoofs The Gong Show (1976) See more »

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Easily the worst Australian film of 2003....
1 October 2003 | by firehouse44See all my reviews

Clever scripting, well crafted characters, side splitting humour & wonderful acting....you will find ABSOLUTELY NONE of those qualities within the pathetic & smutty film "THE WANNABES" !!

After the local success of his last film, "THE WOG BOY", comedian (?)Nick Giannopoulos has fallen into the trap of thinking his audience would swallow anything he made, and this poorly executed & terribly acted attempt at comedy is full of immature toilet humour and lame jokes that make you grit your teeth in pain.

The turgid script concerns a bunch of low brow criminals who enlist the aid of a third rate actor to create a Wiggles / Teletubbies type childrens act as a cover for a series of heists. The film just lurches from one painful scene to another as it sinks to the depths of boredom & stupidity, and I can see this film destined to end up in two places...(a) On the IMDB Bottom 100 film listing, and (b), In the $1.00 a week dump bin at your local video library.

Steer well clear of this giant lemon !!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminal Ways See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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$815,731
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