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Bra Boys (2007)

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A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself - Narrator (voice)
... Himself
Cheyne Horan ... Himself
Jack Kingsley ... Himself
Sean Doherty ... Himself
Koby Abberton ... Himself
Sunny Abberton ... Himself
Jai Abberton ... Himself
Wayne Cleveland ... Himself
Maurice Cole ... Himself
John Gannon ... Himself
Mark Mathews ... Himself
Wayne Bartholomew ... Himself (as Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew)
Nick Carroll ... Himself
Derek Hynd ... Himself


The first officially sanctioned documentary about Maroubra's notorious surf-gang, the Bra Boys. Showing their success in professional big wave surfing, exploring their reputation for hard partying and rough justice, touching on their running battle with authorities and showing their reliance on one another to fit into and survive in a society in which they are displaced. The film also focuses on the evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the historical stigma associated with Australia's rebellious surf community, and the way it has contributed to their social displacement. Written by The-Gent

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It's more than a movie. It's a way of life. See more »


Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent content and reckless behavior | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

15 March 2007 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Парни из Бра  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,589, 13 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,589, 13 April 2008
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Awesome emotion tugging documentary
30 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I heard Bra Boys was a gang related story and straight away was not interested in seeing it even though a few friends had seen it and they had said it was a good movie I still had my doubts. After being reluctant to see it I gave in to the temptation that if there were so many good comments it can not be that bad. Bra Boys was one of those few movies you come across that take you on an emotional roller coaster ride, often feeling anxiety as the story unfolds. The movie was a fantastic achievement especially from one of the family members the movie revolves around and inspires greatness in all of us if we choose to make an effort in life. A very good documentary and well worth seeing, In the end I was glad I went to see it.

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