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Gettin' Square (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 9 October 2003 (Australia)
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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Barry 'Wattsy' Wirth
... Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri
... Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
... Annie Flynn
... Chicka Martin
... Niall Toole
... Arnie DeViers
... Joey Wirth
... Craig 'Crusher' Knobes
... Con Katsakis
Gary Waddell ... Dennis Obst
... Lenny Morrison
... 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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Egyenesbe jövünk  »

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$180,937 (Australia), 17 October 2003, Limited Release
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The writer, Chris Nyst, is a prominent criminal lawyer who has represented Peter Foster and Pauline Hanson among others. See more »

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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 »

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Richard Dent QC: Your full name is John Frances Spitieri?
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: So?
Richard Dent QC: Beg your pardon?
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: What?
Richard Dent QC: Your name is John Frances Spitieri?
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Yeah.
Richard Dent QC: Thank you. And you reside...
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Never said it wasn't.
Richard Dent QC: Sorry?
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: I never!
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A very funny, entertaining movie with a classic comedy performance by David Wenham
27 April 2006 | by See 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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