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Crooked Mick of the Speewah (2005)

Strong-Arm Sam and his promoter Gus are down on their luck. Tired of hearing about how much stronger Crooked Mick of the Speewah is, they decide to find the mythical Speewah and challenge ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip R. Smith

Writers:

Pat Edwards (short story), Philip R. Smith (screenwriter)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Cinis Alan Cinis ... Strong-Arm Sam
Adam Moulds Adam Moulds ... Dandy
Matt Potter Matt Potter ... Gus
Ian Roberts ... Crooked Mick
Bruce Spence ... Drover
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Storyline

Strong-Arm Sam and his promoter Gus are down on their luck. Tired of hearing about how much stronger Crooked Mick of the Speewah is, they decide to find the mythical Speewah and challenge legendary Crooked Mick. A film based on traditional Australian myths, told in a heightened way using the latest technology. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2005 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD7,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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I bet you haven't seen a film as weird as this before!
5 November 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Sam and Gus are a strongman and his promoter with the sideshow. However, they begin to hear that there is a stronger strongman named "Crooked Mick" and they are determined to find out if it's true. Sam (the strongman) is particularly eager to see if there's anyone stronger than him--and based on what you've seen of his abilities so far, this doesn't seem possible!!

As they go off in search of Crooked Mick, you'll notice that there's a lot of excellent CGI work and the countryside looks a little more like Oz than Australia! In fact, the story goes from weird to weirder as it progresses--so weird that you just can't stop watching!!

The movie has a very professional quality about it and there's little not to love, though the film's ending wasn't quite as big a laugh as I might have hoped. There still is an awful lot to like about this very silly film.


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