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Sample People (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 11 May 2000 (Australia)
This edgy Australian film stars an ensemble cast headed up by pop superstar Kylie Minogue, David Field, and John Lyndon. Various characters interact under strange circumstances, calling to mind movies such as GO and PULP FICTION

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kylie Minogue ... Jess
Ben Mendelsohn ... John
Simon Lyndon Simon Lyndon ... Andy
David Field ... TT
Paula Arundell Paula Arundell ... Cleo
Joel Edgerton ... Sem
Nathalie Roy Nathalie Roy ... DJ Lush Puppy
Nathan Page ... Len
Justin Rosniak ... Joey
Mathew Wilkinson Mathew Wilkinson ... Gus
Gandhi MacIntyre ... Phil
Dorian Nkono ... Shiva
Rhett Giles ... Detective #1
Bradd Buckley Bradd Buckley ... Police Officer in Club Raid
Marcel Marinus Marcel Marinus ... Club Security #1
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This edgy Australian film stars an ensemble cast headed up by pop superstar Kylie Minogue, David Field, and John Lyndon. Various characters interact under strange circumstances, calling to mind movies such as GO and PULP FICTION

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Forget what you know about Kylie Minogue - in Sample People she will blow you away! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Witzige Leute See more »

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Budget:

AUD2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Living Motion Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film's soundtrack peaked at the No. #38 rank stayed there for one week in the 14/05/2000 chart from the all-time Australian Soundtrack charts. See more »

Soundtracks

Night For A Play
Lyrics Written and Performed by Matthew Wilkinson
Music by Rafael May
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Marketing Bluff - Kylie is barely in it.
14 March 2006 | by a-mossSee all my reviews

First: The recent campaigning of this movie is a huge hoax. Judging from the cover you'd think this was some kind of scandal movie about Kylie playing a character having sex, taking drugs and whatever. This is just a cheap market-scheme. She's barely in it and does neither of the things. The marketing here is unbelievable, and I'm surprised the filmmakers hasn't objected.

The movie itself was to me a huge disappointment. It seemed like a Sunset Beach episode directed sloppy-handed by a teenage Quentin Tarantino. And thats not meant as a compliment, mind you.

I think the weakness of the movie first of all is the story. It seems to be about nothing. Just about cool teenagers tripping around living 'on the edge'. The characters themselves does have some personality though, but the movie doesn't use its potential. As said, there's no story of any substance here. It seems to elaborate too much on cool dialog and ends up looking like a colorful MTV ad. It definitely has that feeling.

Still though, I guess some people might enjoy it, but I'd say there's far better movies like this around.


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