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Hating Alison Ashley (2005)

Classmates Erica Yurgen and Alison Ashley vie with each other to become the undisputed star of their class.


Geoff Bennett
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saskia Burmeister ... Erica Yurken
Tracy Mann ... Mum
Richard Carter ... Lennie
Rachael Carpani ... Valjoy Yurken (as Rachel Carpani)
Abigail Gudgeon Abigail Gudgeon ... Jedda Yurken (as Abby Gudgeon)
Anthony Cleave Anthony Cleave ... Harley Yurken
Jean Kittson Jean Kittson ... Miss Belmont
Craig McLachlan ... Jeff Kennard
Holly Myers Holly Myers ... Miss Lattimore
Babs McMillan Babs McMillan ... Mrs. Orlando
William Ten Eyck William Ten Eyck ... Mr. Cheale (as Bill Ten Eyck)
Frank Bren Frank Bren ... Mr. Nicholson
Delta Goodrem ... Alison Ashley
Alex Capelli Alex Capelli ... Barry Hollis (as Alexander Cappelli)
Katie Fitchett Katie Fitchett ... Margeart Collins


Hating Alison Ashley is a coming of age story about teenagers dealing with their self-inflicted angst, their embarrassing parents, their friends and those they would call their enemies. Erica Yurken's life sucks: her family is an embarrassment, her acting genius is unrecognized and because of her name, she is nicknamed 'Yuk'. So from the moment the perfect Alison Ashley arrives at school, Yuk knows there is going to be trouble. Yuk has always felt superior to everyone at Barringa East, but Alison is everything Yuk has ever wanted to be Written by spike

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There's always one friendship that lasts forever




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The scene in which Erica's sister and her friend fall out of the hammock was actually impromptu. See more »


When Barry Hollis lights his graffiti that he drew on the wall on fire, Erica comes along and her right eyebrow gets burned and one half of her face gets covered with ash. But if you look closely, Erica wasn't even close enough to the wall to get that much damage to her face. See more »


Barry Hollis: [Barry has just caught Erica spying on him and Alison. Erica spits the dirt in her mouth] Yurken, what are you doing here?
Erica Yurken: [on the floor, covered in dirt and flowers] I'm gonna sue you!
[Erica spits]
Erica Yurken: I was just... innocently... walking... up... your driveway, when this... wheelie bin just shot out in front of me... which was unsecured!
Alison Ashley: Were you spying on us?
Erica Yurken: [pointing her finger at Alison, warning her] How dare you! How *dare* you! No! No! The only reason I came, was to give you...
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Chaos Consultant: Elliot Lucas School Chaos: Pickled Eggs, Adrian Dembinski, Nick Timewell, Bola Aiyelokun See more »


References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »


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Performed by Gabriella Cilmi
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From a big fan of Robin Klein's books
29 September 2005 | by alexkentSee all my reviews

I absolutely adore the book written by Robin Klein, so I was very excited when I heard that a movie based on the book was in the making.

But I was severely disappointed with the movie when I did see it because it didn't capture what I loved about the book - the absolutely ridiculously funny Erica and the interesting way in which she views the world.

From the start of the movie, I realised that things weren't the same as I had imagined in the book. So, I just went along for the ride. It wasn't all that bad, I guess. Miss Belmont was totally different to what I had imagined her to be! I didn't think she would be one to smoke and drink - Jean Kittson, who plays her, is hilarious!

On it's own, I thought the movie and it's actors/actresses in it did a good job, but alas, I'm such a fan of the book (one of my all time favourite books) that I couldn't help but feel disappointed =P

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Release Date:

17 March 2005 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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