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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.

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Stephan Elliott

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Douglas Kennedy (novel), Michael Thomas (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... Teddy
Rod Taylor ... Daddy-O
Susie Porter ... Angie
Dee Smart Dee Smart ... Krystal
Richard Moir ... Reggie
Maggie Kirkpatrick Maggie Kirkpatrick ... Ginger
Barry Humphries ... Blind Wally
Mark Wilson Mark Wilson ... Duffy
Paul Mercurio ... Midget
Stan Yarramunua Stan Yarramunua ... Young Lionel
Bob Oxenbould Bob Oxenbould ... Moose
Daniel Rigney ... Small Kenny
David Hoey ... Dirty Dean
Sarah Osmo Sarah Osmo ... Laverne
Con Demetriou Con Demetriou ... Darren
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Storyline

A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bienvenue à Woop Woop See more »

Filming Locations:

South Australia, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,812, 15 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,471, 22 November 1998
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Barry Humphries, who plays Blind Wally, had previously portrayed a blind character in Jim Sharman's Shock Treatment (1981). According to the production notes for that earlier movie, Humphries played the part of Bert Schnick like Dr. Caligari, a silent film villain of 1920s German Expressionist Cinema. Humphries said, "He's a highly expressionist character, a blind Viennese-born game show host. Right away you know he's not rooted in any reality of any kind, except his own." See more »

Quotes

Reggie: Happy as a bastard on Father's Day.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the movie, the opening credits state "no animals were harmed in the making of this movie..." several seconds later they add "Neither were any people." See more »

Alternate Versions

Version shown at Cannes was 106 minutes; distributor Goldwyn recut it to the 97-minute released length. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mad Max (1979) See more »

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Laugh me dead, Mate!
26 September 1999 | by GilMunkSee all my reviews

One of the wonderful aspects of cinema is that all the various originality of a culture can be presented, in any combination, with their indigenous visual and aural realities. The arid outback, the aussie dialect, and the Down Under idea of Wacky combine in this oh-so-funny film to bring you to tears from laughing so hard. You'll find yourself rewinding to see a great slapstick scene again, or to hear exactly what someone said. A quick take will clarify a confusing one several scenes earlier causing renewed laughter yet again. When the credits began rolling I began laughing again at remembered shots still teasing my memory. And laughter isn't all this film has to offer - bits of poignance, ire, and mystery are added to the recipe to round out its flavor. The story could only have been told in Australia by Australians to acheive so great result. So, Laugh me dead, Mate, if this wasn't a gem of a film!


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