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'Wattsy' Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to go straight. But like his ex cell-mate, Johnny Spit, and reformed gangster Dabba Barrington, he discovers that getting on the straight and narrow is a lot harder than he thought. On the outside there are old scores and old enemies, as well as a few new ones, like the newly formed Crimes Investigation Commission. With the CIC breathing down their necks and pressure from underworld boss Chicka Martin and corrupt cop Arnie Deviers, it will take Wattsy, Spit and Dabba all their street smarts and rat cunning to stay one step ahead and become square-heads.

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Crew

Director
Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers
Chris Nyst
Producer
Martin Fabinyi  Timothy White  Trish Lake
Executive Producers
Tim Bevan  Eric Fellner  Michael Gudinski  Kris Noble
Dir. of Photography
Garry Phillips
Editor
Ken Sallows ASE
Production Designer
Nicholas McCallum

Cast

Sam Worthington - David Wenham - Freya Stafford - Gary Sweet - Tim Spall

Production Details

Production Completion
2003
Genre
Comedy
Production Company
Squared Productions

Sales

International Sales
Working Title Films Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Shanghai International Film Festival
    (2004)
  • London Australian Film Festival
    (2004)
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
    (2004)
  • IF Productions Pty Ltd
    (2003)
  • Film Critics' Circle of Australia
    (2003)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (2003)

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