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Spank (1999)

Paulie, an Italian man returns to his hometown of Adelaide, Australia after spending three years in a monastery. Upon returning home, he finds his buddies have not grown beyond where they ... See full summary »

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Ernie Clark
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vince Poletto ... Rocky
Victoria Dixon-Whittle ... Jo
Lucia Mastrantone Lucia Mastrantone ... Tina
Mario Gamma Mario Gamma ... Nick
Robert Mammone ... Paulie
Checc Musolino Checc Musolino ... Vinny
Marco Venturini Marco Venturini ... Ang
Charlotte Rose Charlotte Rose ... Kylie (as Charlotte Rees)
Nic Hurcombe Nic Hurcombe ... Bruce
Maris J. Caune ... Fat Remmy
Rosalba Clemente Rosalba Clemente ... Nick's Ma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Blias ... Lapdog
David Farrell David Farrell ... Hobo
Peter Green Peter Green ... Mayor Spiros
Paul Lightfoot Paul Lightfoot ... Club Bouncer
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Paulie, an Italian man returns to his hometown of Adelaide, Australia after spending three years in a monastery. Upon returning home, he finds his buddies have not grown beyond where they were when he left. Together, they decide to open a café. Enter a rich young man, who is obsessed with Sylvester Stallone movies thus his nickname of Rocky, acts like a gangster with thugs in tow and a constantly belittled girlfriend. Obviously, the girl and Paulie hit it off and they must find a way out of Rocky's clutches. The film's title comes from the name of the café the trio decide on. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A cappuccino comedy about boys desperately trying to be men [Video Australia] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1999 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD1,500,000 (estimated)
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Cameo: David Farrell, one of the film's screenwriters, and the writer of the movie's original screenplay, as a Hobo. See more »

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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Spankin' good fun
21 June 1999 | by Sooty-3See all my reviews

I live in adelaide, I have been to rundle street many times. I have a lot of Italian friends myself, spank is a good good aussie flick. I am of a few out of my friends like australian films... Pity, there are too many of excellent ones out there.

Spank is a good, fun comedy about some italian young'uns that are trying to start up their own cafe in one of the busiest streets in Adelaide.

I can't really say much besides it being good with location of filming, acting, humor and the stereotyping of italians is just right.

Go see it, 10/10


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