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Romper Stomper (1992)
Australia / English
"You've never seen anything like it."
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.
Russell Crowe Hando
Daniel Pollock Davey
Jacqueline McKenzie Gabe
Alex Scott Martin
Leigh Russell Sonny Jim
Daniel Wyllie Cackles
James McKenna Bubs
Eric Mueck Champ
Frank Magree Brett
Christopher McLean Luke
Josephine Keen Megan
Samantha Bladon Tracy
Tony Lee Tiger
John Brumpton Magoo
Don Bridges Harold
Director: Geoffrey Wright
Producer: Ian Pringle,Daniel Scharf
Writer: Geoffrey Wright
Brutal and bleak viewing
Firstly, I'd like to start by saying that anyone who thinks this is somehow pro-racist or pro-skinhead has REALLY missed the point, thats if they've even seen it,that is. That would be like saying 'Saving Private Ryan' glorifies war, or 'Trainspotting' glorifies drugs.

It revolves around a bunch of lawless Australian skinheads, as they party to loud skrewdriver-esquire music, drink, fight (amongst each other as well as against the Vietnamese immigrants living nearby), cause mayhem..and so on so forth. They are living in a dilapidated old garage and scrounge off the system whilst hating it. They are portrayed as hopeless, angry lost kids held together by a psychopathic and violent leader;Hando Where to start with Hando, seriously, this is undoubtedly Russel Crowe's most unforgettable performance. Whether its his tattoo's, shaved head, unshaven face or cold eyed can't help but be drawn in by Hando. He is by far the most relentless and ruthless member of the gang, and during the film you wonder whether or not they'd even exist without him.

During the film, things take a turn for the worse, actually they take several turns for the worst...which has an increasingly negative effect on the gang.

I rated this film a 9, as it achieves what it sets out to do. Give the viewer a no-holds barred trip into the destructive lives of social outsiders, and the violence and hatred that follows. Not easy viewing, but I recommend this film to anyone who likes their movies gritty and upfront.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
User credit 1:1001 movies you must see before you die
User credit 2:845
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 6.8
Musician: John Clifford White
Running time: 94 min
Subtitles: inga
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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