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Gettin' Square (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 9 October 2003 (Australia)
Barry's released after 8 years prison with good intentions. He looks for work - difficult with a record. Both his kid brother and friend won't stay out of crime.

Director:

Jonathan Teplitzky

Writer:

Chris Nyst
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Barry 'Wattsy' Wirth
David Wenham ... Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri
Timothy Spall ... Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
Freya Stafford ... Annie Flynn
Gary Sweet ... Chicka Martin
David Roberts ... Niall Toole
David Field ... Arnie DeViers
Luke Pegler ... Joey Wirth
Richard Carter ... Craig 'Crusher' Knobes
Mitchell Butel ... Con Katsakis
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... Dennis Obst
John Brumpton ... Lenny Morrison
Helen Thomson ... Marion Barrington
Marea Lambert Barker ... Cheryl
Joe Bugner Joe Bugner ... Big Mick
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Storyline

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned restaurateur Dabba, he finds out the hard way that there are old scores and a few new ones that'll make getting square a lot harder than he thought. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Egyenesbe jövünk See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,422,008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The writer, Chris Nyst, is a prominent criminal lawyer who has represented Peter Foster and Pauline Hanson among others. See more »

Goofs

When Barry gets off the 'Enoggera' bus in Brisbane after getting out of jail, we see the street sign 'Graham St' which clearly shows the Gold Coast City Council logo. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dent QC: Warren Halliwell. I'm asking you if you've ever heard of Warren Halliwell.
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: I told you, mate: I don't remember names and stuff like that. Oh... oh, I do remember there was an old bloke, Warren, who used to drink down at the Oxford in Petersham, but, mate, I don't know what his second name was.
Richard Dent QC: I was referring to the accountant on the Gold Coast.
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: What, you were referring Warren to an accountant?
Richard Dent QC: No.
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Oh, mate, old Warren wouldn't need an accountant, mate, he's just an old pisshead. Don't know ...
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it is the real Gold Coast
14 January 2007 | by fernandezanibalSee all my reviews

I work in the area the film is based. I drive past where most of the scenes were filmed daily and also encounter people exactly like those in the film.

If you think the Australianism was put on or too strong, it's only because you don't spend enough time in Surfers Paradise or your from Melbourne or Sydney. The film was even daring enough to have a well known Gold Coast Underworld figure play a "heavy", and the fact is they may even played it down a bit, cause anyone who spends enough time in Surfers has seen him drive around in his Lamoborghini or Ferrari with the plates Shark on there.

The united States has Goodfellas, we have Getting Square


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