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Suburban Mayhem (2006)

The neighbors are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her, but everybody's trying.

Director:

Paul Goldman

Writer:

Alice Bell (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Barclay ... Katrina Skinner
Steve Bastoni ... Detective Andretti
Laurence Breuls Laurence Breuls ... Danny
Michael Dorman ... Rusty
Anthony Hayes ... Kenny
Geneviève Lemon Geneviève Lemon ... Auntie Dianne
Robert Morgan ... John Skinner
Susan Prior ... Christine Andretti
Mia Wasikowska ... Lilya
Lawrence Aitchson Lawrence Aitchson ... Welfare Man (as Lawrence Aitchison)
Rod Ansell Rod Ansell ... Angry Neighbour
Christine Armstrong Christine Armstrong ... Defence Lawyer
Philippe Ayoub Philippe Ayoub ... Sergeant Harris (as Phillip Ayoub)
Callan Boys Callan Boys ... Random Guy
Nigel Castellum Nigel Castellum ... Junior Policeman
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Storyline

Why does a 19 year-old girl plot to kill her own father? Katrina Skinner is stuck in suburbia with her toddler daughter and her devoted dad. Her brother Danny is in jail for life for murder. Her mother abandoned her years ago. The neighbors are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her but everybody's trying. Her dad won't mind his own business. Katrina misses her brother. She needs money for his appeal. She's bored and she's sick of living with her dad. She's not going to work a day in her life and she knows her dad's not going to help her financially anymore. She's first in line for the family inheritance. All she needs to do now is convince one of her lovers to do the deed and she's never had much trouble getting men to do what she wants. All for the love of her brother. It's John Skinner's funeral, inside the Golden Grove Crematorium. Kat sits on the front pew between her cheeky fiancé Rusty and her toddler daughter Bailee. Her mobile phone ... Written by Alice Bell

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Why would a nineteen year old girl kill her own father? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Külvárosi káosz See more »

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Budget:

AUD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Alice Bell was Emily Barclay's body double for the film. Driving, texting and snorting cornflour instead of speed. See more »

Quotes

Lilya: It wasn't us that called welfare. I swear. It must have been your dad.
Katrina: You stupid bitch. If you ever call my dad again, I'll come after you. I'll kill you. Your dad. Your stupid fuckin sister and your nan.
Lilya: I don't have a nan.
Katrina: Well that's lucky for you then isn't it?
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Wow, have we been watching the same film?
3 August 2006 | by nick_stablesSee all my reviews

Having just seen Suburban Mayhem at a screening event, and really enjoyed it, I was a little shocked to read the first two reviews here! Sure the film doesn't have a major budget, but I thought in general the acting was very good. Michael Dorman as Rusty and Genevieve Lemon as "Aunt" Dianne were particularly good, whilst Emily Barclay was always believable as the thoroughly rotten Katrina.

Katrina is not a character you can empathise with - let alone like, but the movie makes for good car-crash watching. How far will she go to get what she wants? What exactly is the relationship between Kat and Danny? Overall a very dark and comedic movie, with some wicked dialogue. The closing line of the movie was genius, and possibly the best I've seen yet!


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