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The Boys (1998)

Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie ... See full summary »

Director:

Rowan Woods

Writers:

Gordon Graham (play), Stephen Sewell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wenham ... Brett Sprague
Toni Collette ... Michelle
Lynette Curran ... Sandra Sprague
John Polson ... Glenn Sprague
Anthony Hayes ... Stevie Sprague
Jeanette Cronin ... Jackie
Anna Lise Phillips ... Nola (as Anna Lise)
Pete Smith ... George (Abo)
Sal Sharah Sal Sharah ... Nick
Lawrence Woodward Lawrence Woodward ... Jailer
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Graham Newman
Andrew Heys Andrew Heys ... Sparrow
Teo Gebert ... Policeman
Anthony Kierann Anthony Kierann ... Policeman
Stephen Leeder Stephen Leeder ... Commissioner
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Storyline

Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day will not end well. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Chlopcy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,284, 15 October 1999

Gross USA:

$2,930
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Both David Wenham and Lynette Curran played the same roles in the stage version in 1991. See more »

Goofs

Around 15-20 minutes in, Michelle lights the same cigarette three times in quick succession. See more »

Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

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An incredibly powerful and disturbing movie
22 October 1998 | by ursaSee all my reviews

This movie is not entertainment and should be approached with caution. That said, it is a powerful insight into how a certain strata of society lives. You see the boredom and hopelessness and the effect it has on the individual and the family.

The strength of the movie lies in the control and stillness of the main character. This is not a man you want to meet, let alone upset.


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