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Straight Outta Benoni (2005)

Brendan and Gavin have got twenty-four hours to achieve overnight success, and nothing can stop them... Except maybe themselves.


Trevor Clarence


Brendan Jack (story and screenplay), Trevor Clarence (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Brendan Jack Brendan Jack ... Brendan Jack
Gavin Williams Gavin Williams ... Gavin Williams
Colin Moss ... Chad Keiser
Tanit Phoenix Copley ... Megan Alba (as Tanit Phoenix)
Louw Venter Louw Venter ... Cop
Brett Goldin Brett Goldin ... B-Dog
Trevor Clarence Trevor Clarence ... Trevor
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ... Deon Mitri
Danny K Danny K ... Danny K
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stacey Amos Stacey Amos ... Receptionist
Kathleen Anderson Kathleen Anderson ... Fast food mother
Carl Beukes ... Audition partner
Herman Botha Herman Botha ... Hippie
Douglas Bristow Douglas Bristow ... Lenny Plank
Corrine Broomberg Corrine Broomberg ... Mrs. Mitri


Brendan and Gavin are lifelong friends who feel comfortable with fame and international adoration. Even though they haven't achieved it yet. They're just like any other small town guys - they enjoy playing in a band, reviewing book reviews and busting mad sickness whenever they can. They also have brand new jobs in advertising. Unfortunately their world falls apart after they lose their jobs, a day before their ten-year school reunion - a day they've dreamt about for, well, ten years. Written by Anon

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A Story About Two Guys Living On The Edge... Of Benoni.





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South Africa



Release Date:

1 August 2005 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni See more »

Filming Locations:

Benoni, South Africa


Box Office


ZAR 8,000,000 (estimated)
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The Crazy Monkey team started out as four guys having fun with a video camera, making fun of extreme culture. See more »

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cutting edge
13 October 2005 | by guyjoubjoubSee all my reviews

This film blew me away - it is cutting edge stuff. This was out there like Wayne's World or Napoleon Dyanamite or any of these new age cult movies. I can't believe South Africans made this movie. We are really coming of age. Our local cinema is going to fly if this is the kind of film that is being made at present. Yes, not all of it was brilliant, and some of the characters were quite over the top, but overall it was absolutely amazing. It was also too funny for words. Brendan Jack is South Africa's Jack Black. They even have some such similar names. It must be a sign. This is one fantastic piece of work - I am sure these Crazy Monkey guys are going to go from strength to strength. I hope they continue doing their stuff.

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