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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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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
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Stacey Amos ... Receptionist
Kathleen Anderson ... Fast food mother
... Audition partner
Herman Botha ... Hippie
Douglas Bristow ... Lenny Plank
Corrine Broomberg ... Mrs. Mitri
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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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