Romper Stomper

November 12th, 1992


Romper Stomper

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A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.9/10 (18,057 voted)

Director: Geoffrey Wright

Stars: Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie

Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to epileptic seizures joins the skins' merry band, and helps them on their run from justice, but is her affliction also a sign of impurity?

Russell Crowe - Hando
Daniel Pollock - Davey
Jacqueline McKenzie - Gabe
Alex Scott - Martin
Leigh Russell - Sonny Jim
Dan Wyllie - Cackles
James McKenna - Bubs
Eric Mueck - Champ
Frank Magree - Brett
Christopher McLean - Luke
Josephine Keen - Megan
Samantha Bladon - Tracy
Tony Lee - Tiger
John Brumpton - Magoo
Don Bridges - Harold

Taglines: You've never seen anything like it.

Release Date: 12 November 1992

Filming Locations: Footscray, Victoria, Australia

Opening Weekend: AUD 481,226 (Australia) (14 November 1992)

Gross: $175,340 (USA)

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Did You Know?

Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies".

Magoo: [Jacqui shows up at the Railway hotel, after been told to stay away] What are you doing here? And why don't you bloody well do what your told, woman?

User Review

An excellent film that is both interesting and disturbing.

Rating: 10/10

Every thing about this movie is unique, right down to the 16mm film that they used to shoot it. Even though it was filmed in 1992, it has the look a an early 80's film. I defy you not to think about A Clockwork Orange as you watch it.

Some people have said that the film glorifies skinheads. I would have to ask those people, WHAT FILM WERE YOU WATCHING? This film presents skinheads and their society and says this is the way it is. It does not glorify, nor does it jump on a soapbox. Not to tip anything off, but by the end of the film I don't think there are going to be too many people saying "being a skinhead is a wonderful life." In fact, I think that is why the film is so good. The subject matter is not black and white, it is very gray. Skinheads exist for a reason, they do things for a reason. The reasons might sound immoral to us, but the world is made up of different types. In fact, most of the movie deals with Hando (Russel Crowe) trying very hard to hold his skinhead bunch together. However, the destructive nature of the characters is bringing about the destruction of their lifestyle.

The performances in this film are great. In particular, Daniel Pollock is great as Davey. I was very saddened to hear that he died right after this movie. He is often silent during the film, but his facial expressions are very powerful. For anyone that is interested in examining some of the darker groups that wander around this world, Romper Stomper has a very interesting one for you to look at.


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