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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 ... 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

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Trivia

The henchman with heaps of tattoos is a well known Gold Coast figure Tim Ward. He is the owner of several Surfers Paradise nightclubs. See more »

Goofs

The postcard from Israel has an Australian air mail sticker on it. 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 where ...
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Top Aussie caper movie
17 October 2003 | by hexa-2See all my reviews

David Wenham steals the show as the spaced out junkie "Spit". His performance in the tribunal scene is one of the greatest comedy scenes I've ever seen in a movie. This performance took it from just another caper movie to a really good movie. Freya Stafford was wasted as the juvenile love interest, she can handle meatier roles than this. Gary Sweet as good as ever and the rest of the cast was world class. Don't miss this one!


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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,422,008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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