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Looking for the fast track out of suburban hell, two natural born losers scheme an impossible heist. Mick is slack, cynical, and most of all, unemployed. He masterminds the plan while Kev, angry and unemployed, gets the guns. Two undercover cops and a highly strung speed dealer are not far behind.Written by
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Australian acting legend David Wenham had a larger role but he was unknown at the time, film makers still kick em selves for not using a fair dinkum talent to his potential.(according to dvd commentary). See more »
Reflected in a window of the bank building opposite when Kev and Mick are rehearsing their robbery on their bicycles. See more »
I didn't call you an idiot, I asked if you were an idiot, ya fuckin' idiot!
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I recently described Idiot Box to somebody as an Australian "Twin Town". They asked "what's Twin Town?". I replied "a Welsh Trainspotting".
What could have been a run of the mill movie about two likeable hoons on the wrong side of the law ( but you root for them anyway ), was saved by some great flashes of direction and an exceptional performance by Ben Mendelsohn as Kev. it is a tribute to his characterization, that no matter how many times I see this film, I find the ending as shocking and as moving as the first time I saw it.
Kev's motto is great "maximum fear, minimum time", but not one I profess to live by.
Good music too.
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