A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.
Release Year: 1992
Rating: 6.9/10 (18,057 voted)
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?
You've never seen anything like it.
Release Date: 12 November 1992
Filming Locations: Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Opening Weekend: AUD 481,226
(14 November 1992)
Did You Know?
Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies".
[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?
An excellent film that is both interesting and disturbing.
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
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.