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A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

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Joshua 'J' Cody
Bryce Lindemann ...
Paramedic #1
Paul Smits ...
Paramedic #2
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Janine 'Smurf' Cody
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Barry 'Baz' Brown
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Darren Cody
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Craig Cody
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Catherine Brown
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Armed Robbery Detective
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Detective Randall Roache
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Hood #1
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Hood #2
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Nicky Henry
Sarah Nguyen ...
Waitress
Lucia Cai ...
Cashier
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Andrew 'Pope' Cody
Ann Michôd ...
Shopper
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Alicia Henry
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Gus Emery
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Const. Daniel Hordern
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Const. Peter Simmons
Michael Cody ...
Police Radio (voice)
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John Harrop
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Detective Senior Sgt Nathan Leckie
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Detective Justin Norris
Jack Heanly ...
Andy Emery
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Ezra White
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Richard Collis
Christina Azucena ...
Dacinta Collis
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Sarah Leckie (as Jacquie Brennan)
Ben Ouwehand ...
Scott Leckie
Bert LaBonté ...
PSG Santo (as Bert Labonte)
James Saunders ...
PSG Gary
Dom Phelan ...
PSG Tom
Brenda Palmer ...
Smurf's Neighbour
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Barrister Justine Hopper
Tom Noble ...
Court Warden
Daniel Roche ...
SOG
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Reporter
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Cameraman (uncredited)
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Pasty Guy (uncredited)
Andrew Day ...
Service Station Police Officer (uncredited)
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Drug Squad Officer (uncredited)
Cameron Ewart ...
Extra (uncredited)
Stephen Hannah ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Shopper (uncredited)
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SOG #2 (uncredited)
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PSG Doors (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Michôd

Written by

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David Michôd ... (written by)

Produced by

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Libby Sharpe ... line producer
Vincent Sheehan ... executive producer
Bec Smith ... executive producer
Liz Watts ... producer

Music by

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Antony Partos

Cinematography by

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Adam Arkapaw

Film Editing by

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Luke Doolan

Editorial Department

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Christine Cheung ... first assistant editor
Brad Dunn ... digital intermediate conformer
Rebecca Dunn ... digital intermediate operations
Jamie Hediger ... digital intermediate colorist
Gordon MacPhail ... digital intermediate production liaison
Darryl McKee ... digital intermediate production liaison
Matthew M. North ... digital intermediate supervisor (as Matthew Maxfield North)
Basia Ozerski ... additional assistant editor
Jonathan Taylor ... first assistant editor
Neil Wood ... colorist: dailies
Alex Seymour ... editorial production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kirsty McGregor

Production Design by

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Josephine Ford ... (as Jo Ford)

Art Direction by

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Janie Parker

Costume Design by

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Cappi Ireland

Makeup Department

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Simone Albert ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Danni McDowell ... hair assistant / makeup assistant
Zeljka Stanin ... hair stylist (as Zeljkica Stanin)
Kirsten Veysey ... hair and makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Helen Lovelock ... post-production supervisor
Andy Pappas ... unit manager
Libby Sharpe ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Betty Fotofili ... second assistant director
Phil Jones ... first assistant director
Kham Soukseun ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Stephen Carroll ... pre-vis
Ashley Fraser ... props buyer / set dresser
Anna McEwan ... props buyer / set dresser
Jordan Molloy ... assistant stand-by props
Michael O'Sullivan ... stand-by props
Vanessa Younger ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Asha Ardill ... sound facilities manager: Soundfirm Australia
Philippe Decrausaz ... sound recordist
Bruce Emery ... sound consultant: Dolby
James Hardy ... boom operator
Leah Katz ... dialogue editor
Robert Mackenzie ... sound mixer
Andrew Neil ... foley editor
Richard Pain ... sound effects editor
Sam Petty ... sound designer / sound mixer / supervising sound editor
Liesl Pieterse ... mix assistant
Simon Rosenberg ... adr recordist
Alex Stewart ... foley recordist
Jenny Sutcliffe ... boom operator
Brooke Trezise ... assistant sound editor / atmospheres editor
Mario Vaccaro ... foley walker
Andy Wright ... adr recordist (as Andrew Wright)

Special Effects by

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Michael Plummer ... special effects technician (as Mick Plummer)
Peter Stubbs ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Simon Alberry ... i/o supervisor
Stephen Carroll ... previsualisation
Amanda Duncan ... optical effects artist
John Durney ... optical effects artist
Leo Gomez ... i/o operator
Matthew T. Griffin ... optical effects artist (as Matthew Griffin)
May Lo ... i/o operator
Peter Luczak ... i/o operator
Peter Polyzoidis ... optical effects artist
Doug Roberts ... optical effects artist
Nathan Smith ... i/0 operations liaison
Robert Stollar ... optical effects artist
Takahiro Suzuki ... optical supervisor / visual effects supervisor
Henry Yekanians ... senior i/o operator

Stunts

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Zev Eleftheriou ... stunt coordinator / stunt driver: Gus
Beau Hurren ... stunt double: J / stunts: Detective #1
Graham Jahne ... stunt double: Pope / stunts: SOG #1
Paul Rochford ... stunts: SOG #2
Jesse Rowles ... stunts: Detective #2
Beau Hurren ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Glenn Arrowsmith ... key grip
Emily Almond Barr ... camera attachment
Sky Davies ... clapper loader
Karl Engeler ... gaffer
Adrian Goodwin ... assistant grip
Dale Henderson ... Steadicam operator
Andrew Jerram ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tony Mott ... still photographer
Sascha Obermaier ... electrics
Narelle Portanier ... still photographer (as Narelle Sheean)
Jem Rayner ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Bronwyn Rennex ... still photographer
Mark Rogers ... poster photographer
John Tsiavis ... still photographer
Anthony Veith ... best boy

Casting Department

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Angie Fielder ... extras casting
Jonny Kennerley ... casting assistant
Stevie Ray ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Davies ... costume supervisor
Sarah Parr ... costume attachment
Maria Pattison ... costume buyer
Carolyn Wells ... stand-by costume (as Carolyn 'Ruby' Wells)

Location Management

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Drew Rhodes ... location manager
Guy Sutherland ... location assistant
John Thompson ... location assistant

Music Department

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Laura Bishop ... arranger: organ music
Wes Chew ... music producer / music recordist
Tim Chung ... musician: counter tenor
Phillip Hartl ... musician: violin (as Phil Hartl)
Andrew Lancaster ... musician: guitar
Jono Ma ... additional programming & producing / musician: treated guitars & synths
David McCormack ... musician: guitar
Brett McKern ... musician: organ
Phil McLeod ... musician: cello (as Philip McLeod)
Antony Partos ... music arranger
Jim Pennell ... musician: guitar
Sam Petty ... composer: additional music
Justin Shave ... additional programming & producing
Stefan Karrer ... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Raymond Devitt ... script editor
Michele Freccero ... script supervisor (as Mimi Freccero)
Tom Noble ... script consultant
Duncan Thompson ... script editor

Transportation Department

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Patrick Bourchier ... unit driver
Clare Hollins ... driver
Hamish Macleoud ... unit driver
Paul Mahoney ... vehicle wrangler
Steve Mahoney ... vehicle co-ordinator

Other crew

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Lance Anderson ... safety officer
Tony Arapoglou ... unit assistant
Jeremy Atcliffe ... production accountant
Mark Barlow ... unit assistant
Chris Besseling ... uk senior marketing manager: studiocanal
Manuel Caracciolo ... production runner (as Manny Caraccido)
Daniel F. Cardone ... production secretary (as Daniel Cardone)
Stephen Carroll ... assistant: director
Tom Coltraine ... safety officer
Laëtitia Denis ... assistant press attaché
Luke Doolan ... title designer
Angie Fielder ... assistant: producer
Keith Fish ... caterer
Max Fish ... caterer
John Fox ... armorer
Serena Gattuso ... production coordinator
Tony Gibbs ... insurance: HW Wood
Danielle Karalus ... epk & begind the scenes
Joey Kennedy ... drama coach (as Jo Kennedy)
Adrian Kortus ... safety officer
Pam Kreuger ... unit nurse
Sharon Menzies ... representative: Fulcrum Media Finance
Linda Micsko ... assistant to producer
Kim Millerick ... film dailies processing: Deluxe Malbourne
Sara Moroney ... assistant accountant
Jill Ryan ... post production accountant (as Jill Dures)
Greg Saunders ... drama coach
Jeremy Saunders ... title designer
Emile Sherman ... representative: Fulcrum Media Finance
Surya Slatter ... caterer
Annette Smith ... unit publicist
Corrie Soeterboek ... completion guarantor: First Australian Completion Bond Company
Nina Stevenson ... legal

Thanks

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Tony Ayres ... special thanks
Eddie Baroo ... thanks
Nick Batzias ... special thanks
Alice Bell ... special thanks
Sally Browning ... special thanks
Jan Chapman ... special thanks
Michael Cody ... special thanks
Alexandre de Franceschi ... thanks
Nash Edgerton ... special thanks
Mirrah Foulkes ... special thanks
Matt Hansen ... thanks
Glendyn Ivin ... special thanks
Keri D. Light ... thanks (as Keri Light)
Greg McLean ... special thanks (as Greg Mclean)
Ann Michôd ... special thanks
Charlotte Mickie ... special thanks
Josh Pomeranz ... special thanks
Lynne Ramsay ... special thanks
Spencer Susser ... special thanks
Paul Wiegard ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The only grounding in J's life is his girlfriend, Nicky Henry. With those casualties comes an investigation by Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Nathan Leckie, who knows the Codys are involved in some of those deaths. As Leckie tries to get J on his side, J has to figure out how best to get himself out from the middle, where he trusts neither side. J also wants to figure out how to exact what he considers justice in an all around bad situation. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Königreich des Verbrechens (Germany)
  • Carstvo životinja (Serbia)
  • Zoiko vasileio (Greece)
  • Królestwo zwierzat (Poland)
  • По волчьим законам (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget AUD5,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $7,199,608

Did You Know?

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Trivia Prior to filming, Ben Mendelsohn and Luke Ford made a conscious decision not to speak to each other as actors to help with their portrayal of two antagonistic brothers. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Summer Special 2010/11 (2010). See more »
Soundtracks All Out of Love See more »
Quotes Detective Randall Roache: Look I know you got a problem Janine, but I don't see how this mess your boys are in has got anything to do with me. So if you've called me in here to see if there are some strings I can pull in your way of course. Is that what this is about?
Janine Cody: Hey Randall, before you go on, this boy who's currently being looked after, tell me if you agree with this, this boy who's being looked after, he knows who you are. And you know how these things go they're gonna ask him all sorts of questions about everything he's ever seen or done. Everyone he's ever met, the whole schmozzle. And you've done some bad things sweetie, haven't you? I want this part to be clear this is not about you doing me a favor or me blackmailing you or anything like that. It's just a bad situation for everyone. Ezra here's got the address, it shouldn't be too hard to set up a raid on the house. There'd be reasonable grounds, what with all the strange activity, the comings and goings, day and night, one of the neighbors might've seen a gun or something. This is your area of expertise, I'm not trying to tell you how to suck eggs. What do you think?
Detective Randall Roache: I really don't see how anything can be done, Janine.
Janine Cody: Randall, I feel sick about this. I'm not happy at all, not one little bit. But we do what we have to do, we do what we must. Just because we don't wanna do something doesn't mean it can't be done.
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