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Gettin' Square (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 9 October 2003 (Australia)
Barry's released after 8 years prison with good intentions. He looks for work - difficult with a record. Both his kid brother and friend won't stay out of crime.

Director:

Jonathan Teplitzky

Writer:

Chris Nyst
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Barry 'Wattsy' Wirth
David Wenham ... Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri
Timothy Spall ... Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
Freya Stafford ... Annie Flynn
Gary Sweet ... Chicka Martin
David Roberts ... Niall Toole
David Field ... Arnie DeViers
Luke Pegler ... Joey Wirth
Richard Carter ... Craig 'Crusher' Knobes
Mitchell Butel Mitchell Butel ... Con Katsakis
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... Dennis Obst
John Brumpton ... Lenny Morrison
Helen Thomson ... Marion Barrington
Marea Lambert Barker ... Cheryl
Joe Bugner Joe Bugner ... Big Mick
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Storyline

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned restaurateur Dabba, he finds out the hard way that there are old scores and a few new ones that'll make getting square a lot harder than he thought. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Egyenesbe jövünk See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,422,008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The writer, Chris Nyst, is a prominent criminal lawyer who has represented Peter Foster and Pauline Hanson among others. See more »

Goofs

When Barry gets off the 'Enoggera' bus in Brisbane after getting out of jail, we see the street sign 'Graham St' which clearly shows the Gold Coast City Council logo. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dent QC: Your full name is John Frances Spitieri?
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: So?
Richard Dent QC: Beg your pardon?
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: What?
Richard Dent QC: Your name is John Frances Spitieri?
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Yeah.
Richard Dent QC: Thank you. And you reside...
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: Never said it wasn't.
Richard Dent QC: Sorry?
Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri: I never!
[...]
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"Spit" Fire!
20 December 2004 | by elf_arwenSee all my reviews

Getting' Square is one of the zaniest movies I've seen all year. What really makes the movie is actor is David Wenham as Johnny "SPIT" Spitieri who plays a very dumb junkie. Some of you may know him as Faramir in Lord Of The Rings. Nobody could have played his junkie role better. I saw this movie at the Honolulu Film Festival and David Wenham was there.

Getting' Square is about three criminals who are trying to set their lives straight. Spitieri is just out of jail and trying to get himself off drugs. Barry Wirth (Sam Worthington) met Spitieri in jail, and he is released towards the start of the movie, and is also trying to clean himself up.

The Australian accents were a bit hard for me to understand at times, but that didn't much matter because the actors did such a great job. The court room scene that David Wenham did was acting at it's best. Nobody else could have played Johnny Spitieri better.


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