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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.



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Credited cast:
Brendan Jack ... Brendan Jack
Gavin Williams ... Gavin Williams
... Chad Keiser
... Megan Alba (as Tanit Phoenix)
Louw Venter ... Cop
Brett Goldin ... B-Dog
Trevor Clarence ... Trevor
Tony Caprari ... Deon Mitri
Danny K ... Danny K
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stacey Amos ... Receptionist
Kathleen Anderson ... Fast food mother
... Audition partner
Herman Botha ... Hippie
Douglas Bristow ... Lenny Plank
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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1 August 2005 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni  »

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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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Clever & Witty South African humor
13 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This happens to be the only South African movie containing really clever and witty type of humor (unlike moronic Leon Shuster movies) - comic timing is perfect :-) Also, us South Africans are sick and tired of seeing blood, crime, and anything AIDS related - this has been shoved down our throats all the time, on the news, in the print media as well as with other SA movies. Straight outta Benoni is a real breath of fresh air!

You have to be south African to truly appreciate it. There is also a need for your brain cells to make contact at least once in a while - viewers who dislike the movie are simply too dumb to get it. WELL DONE BOYS :-) WE WANT MORE

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