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Shotgun Wedding (1993)

Released from gaol after turning police informer, Jimmy Becker heads for the country with his pregnant girlfriend. When the man Jimmy fears most comes after him, a siege begins that will capture the attention of the nation.

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Paul Harmon

Writer:

David O'Brien
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aden Young ... Jimmy Becker
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Helen Llewellyn
John Walton John Walton ... Det. Frank Taylor
Marshall Napier ... Det. Dave Green
John Clayton John Clayton ... Supt. Church
Paul Chubb ... Geoffrey Drinkwater
Yves Stening Yves Stening ... Peter Bingham
Richard Healy Richard Healy ... Brian Alcot
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Bruce Llewellyn
Sean Scully Sean Scully ... Det Craig Haker
Vince Sorrenti Vince Sorrenti ... Det. Mario Bonelli
Jeff Truman ... Det Ted Jones
Mary Regan Mary Regan ... Dr. Wainright
Bill Hunter ... Police Comm. Andrews
Brian Adams Brian Adams ... Dr. Craig Kelvin
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Released from gaol after turning police informer, Jimmy Becker heads for the country with his pregnant girlfriend. When the man Jimmy fears most comes after him, a siege begins that will capture the attention of the nation.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1994 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Fegyveres esküvő See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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Riotously funny and subversive
12 December 2007 | by FilmartDDSee all my reviews

Based on a real life story which had half of Australia glued to the news as it unfolded. But overshadowed in the marketplace by the slightly later MR RELIABLE starring Colin Friels, a good enough light drama. The appeal in SHOTGUN WEDDING is its darkly humorous view of humanity, both the unfortunate miscreant who precipitates the events now spinning wildly out of anyone's control and overall the operations of our media-driven society. The picture of police and state forces is deliciously unflattering.

Comparisons could be made with Billy Wilder's seriously bleak humor in THE BIG CARNIVAL (ACE IN THE HOLE) and with Pacino's bewildered little-man innocent abroad in DOG DAY AFTERNOON. Aden Young does his gutsy guy at odds with the world well. Surely Zoe Carides is the sexiest female on the Australian screen.


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