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Criminal Ways (2003)

The Wannabes (original title)
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The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...

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Nick Giannopoulos
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Giannopoulos ... Danny
Russell Dykstra ... Marcus
Isla Fisher ... Kirsty
Michael Carman Michael Carman ... Jimmy King
Lena Cruz ... Aurora 'Rory' Van Dyke
Tony Nikolakopoulos ... Stewie
Costas Kilias ... Adrian
Ryan Johnson ... Hammer
Chantal Contouri ... Sally
Nicholas Fleming Nicholas Fleming ... Oliver
Jemma Rivera ... Lita (as Jemma Rivera Wilks)
Terry Gill Terry Gill ... Barney the Bear
David Watson David Watson ... Granville Van Dyke
Felix Williamson ... Bill Gennaro
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie ... Elvis Elvis
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The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...

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scantily clad female | See All (1) »

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Kid's entertainment, it's criminal.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminal Ways See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Quotes

Elderly Female Singer: I'm Benji... I'm five today!
Hammer: Hey Benji, wanna make it to six? Sit down and shut up!
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Too much for the kids but too stupid for anyone over 10.
16 September 2003 | by conan-2See all my reviews

I loved Wogboy, Nick Giannopoulos' earlier hit. The Wannabes was a major disappointment to me. Wogboy came from where the writer understood and has successfully used this genre over the past 15 or so years on stage and TV.

The Wannabes starts of with some badly drawn characters "the world's worst actor", cardboard cutout crims and the obvious bad girl with the heart of gold for love interest. Needless to say, everything else follows the formula.

Many ideas should and would have been discarded with re-writes, the "Flashdance" reference is one and their big break where they are "discovered" just left me confused for the mess that was on the screen.

Don't take the kids as it's language content is definitely not for the kids but can adults sit through guys doing a bad Hi-5 imitation without the cute girls to look at?


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