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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.

Director:

Geoff Bennett
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saskia Burmeister 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
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2005 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ez a csaj nem hagy hidegen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$525,590 (Australia), 18 March 2005, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

HAA Films Pty. Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Barry: Do you know how violent they got? Someone could have taken my eye out with a tampon!
Miss Belmont: Uh-huh.
[slams Barry into wall]
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Crazy Credits

Chaos Consultant: Elliot Lucas School Chaos: Pickled Eggs, Adrian Dembinski, Nick Timewell, Bola Aiyelokun See more »

Connections

References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) See more »

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Performed by Gabriella Cilmi
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It was great
2 April 2005 | by ChavRose06See all my reviews

I recently saw Hating Alison Ashley in the cinema and I was blown away by Delta Goodrem and Saskia Burmeister's performances. First of all I would like to say that is appalling no one supported this film, it was brutally honest, as an individual I can empathise with the character Erica Yurken, mainly because I understand her upbringing and her complex behaviour and then there's the character Alison Ashley who everyone thinks is all perfect and has everything, until you get to know her properly. The author Robin Klein has created many characters that people can relate to especially high school students. It was very well done for Australian standards, haven't seen a good Aussie flick like this since "Looking for Alibrandi" or "Strictly Ballroom".

As for the film, just proof that Australians have potential to tell a good story.

Hating Alison Ashley? Nah, she's alright.


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