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Death in Brunswick (1990)

Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best ... See full summary »

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John Ruane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Sophie Papafogos
John Clarke ... Dave
Yvonne Lawley Yvonne Lawley ... Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
Nick Lathouris ... Mustafa
Nicholas Papademetriou Nicholas Papademetriou ... Yanni Voulgaris
Boris Brkic Boris Brkic ... Laurie
Deborah Kennedy Deborah Kennedy ... June
Doris Younane ... Carmel
Denis Moore Denis Moore ... Catholic Priest
Kris Karahisarlis Kris Karahisarlis ... Aris
Steve Hutchison Steve Hutchison ... Tony
Huriye Balkaya Huriye Balkaya ... Mustafa's Wife
Orhan Akkus Orhan Akkus ... Aslan
Daniel Kadamani Daniel Kadamani ... Cousin Con
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Storyline

Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best friend for help and together they attempt to dispose of the body. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Carl's life is a minefield. Dave's in charge of damage control.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1991 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing to Lose See more »

Filming Locations:

Brunswick, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Though Sam Neill is always top first billed in promotional materials, second billing fluctuates with the second credit sometimes showing Zoe Carides and others John Clarke. In the film's opening credits, Carides gets second billing. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Cal goes to church with his mother, in the rite of peace when shaking hand with Mustafa, a boom mic appears at the top left. See more »

Quotes

Sophie Papafogos: We all thought you were a poof.
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Featured in Century of Cinema: 40,000 years of dreaming (1997) See more »

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Written by Peter Volaris
Produced by Phil Judd (as Philip Judd)
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Great
16 December 2001 | by saugoofSee all my reviews

This is a great and inventive comedy. Although it does follow some tried and true paths, most of it is refreshingly new. There are even some great send up scenes of established movie cliches in it, the fight scene in the stairwell is a classic.

It's a very Australian, even a very Melbourne movie. It catches the look and characters of Brunswick rather well. I don't know what director John Ruane did to convince Sam Neill to be a part of this small movie but it was certainly worth it, he fits the character perfectly

Best of all though, this has John Clarke in it. He could read the phone book and it'd great comedy.

John Ruane hasn't really followed up on the promise of this movie yet, although last year's made for TV, "The love of Lionels life" was a step in the right direction.


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