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The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Snowtown (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 19 May 2011 (Australia)
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Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

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Justin Kurzel

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Shaun Grant, Shaun Grant (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Pittaway ... Jamie Vlassakis
Bob Adriaens Bob Adriaens ... Gavin
Louise Harris Louise Harris ... Elizabeth Harvey
Frank Cwiertniak Frank Cwiertniak ... Jeffrey
Matthew Howard Matthew Howard ... Nicholas
Marcus Howard Marcus Howard ... Alex
Anthony Groves Anthony Groves ... Troy
Richard Green ... Barry
Aaron Viergever Aaron Viergever ... Robert
Denis Davey Denis Davey ... Guitar Player
Allan Chapple Allan Chapple ... Prayer Reader
Beau Gosling Beau Gosling ... David
Brendan Rock Brendan Rock ... Marcus
Bryan Sellars Bryan Sellars ... Minister
Daniel Henshall ... John Bunting
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Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mother, Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, Alex and Nicholas, in a housing trust home in Adelaide's northern suburbs. Their home is but one of many sun-starved houses crammed together to cater for a disenfranchised society. Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. As John spends more and more time with Jamie's family, Elizabeth and her boys begin to experience a stability and sense of family that they have never known. John moves from the role of Jamie's protector to that of a mentor, indoctrinating Jamie into his world, a world brimming with bigotry, righteousness and malice. Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John's traits and beliefs as he spends more and more time with him and his select group of friends. The protection and guidance that John presents to Jamie is ... Written by Anonymous

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Justin Kurzel told Lucas Pittaway not to talk much to any of the actors on set, to help the emotional state of his character. See more »

Quotes

John Bunting: Do you like bein' fucked? Do you like bein' fucked? So why not do somethin' about it? 'Cause all I ever see you do is sook, mate. No? What didjah do about Jeffrey? Fuckin' nothin'. You see me and Robert mopin' about? Hmm? No you don't because you do that they fuck you forever. You don't want that, do you? When are you gonna grow some balls, mate?
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Happy Birthday To You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill (as Paty Hill)
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Snowtown Murders
1 November 2011 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

The Snowtown Murders also known as the Bodies in Barrels murders were the murders of 11(the twelfth charge of Suzanne Allen was dropped due to lack of evidence)people in South Australia, Australia between August 1992 and May 1999.The crimes were uncovered when the remains of eight victims were found in barrels of acid located in a rented former bank building in Snowtown, South Australia on 20 May 1999.The leader of the perpetrators was John Justin Bunting.He hated paedophiles,gays,drug users and obese people.The victims were horribly tortured before death using everyday tools such as pincers,pliers and clamps.The final victim of Bunting and his murderous crew was cannibalized."Snowtown" is an unsettling crime drama based on The Snowtown Murders.The acting is great,the atmosphere of decaying landscape is bleak and there are some brutal scenes of torture,murder and animal dismemberment.8 murders out of 10.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,273, 4 March 2012

Gross USA:

$8,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,349,387
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