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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 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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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:

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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

Barry's collar when talking to the policeman in the prison kitchen goes from up to down. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Oh, I gotta get home. Who's paying for my bus fare today?
Richard Dent QC: You don't need to worry about that now, witness.
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Well excuse me, I am worried about it! I'm on medication, you know? Gotta pick up me methadone before five, otherwise I don't get nothing 'til the morning. 'Scuse me, your honor, do you know who's paying for my bus fare today?
Judge: Mr. Dent, has the witness been afforded appropriate expenses?
Richard Dent QC: Sir, I'm informed those instructing me will arrange a check in payment of Mr. Spitieri's witness ...
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A very funny, entertaining movie with a classic comedy performance by David Wenham
27 April 2006 | by rich-697See all my reviews

I've now watched this movie twice and enjoyed it immensely on both viewings. It has an excellent script with great humour and is very hilarious in parts... particularly when David Wenham's character "Johnny Spitieri" is on the screen. David should have won an Oscar along with his AFI, FCCA & IF Best Actor awards for this role. Absolutely excellent! The rest of the cast also give very good performances and are well cast. Timothy Spall is particularly good as the crim who's trying hard to be a legitimate businessman. It's a good tale with enough twists and turns to hold your interest to the very end. Watch it for David's performance if nothing else!


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,422,008
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Dolby Digital

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