Two Hands

July 29th, 1999


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A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs...

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 7.0/10 (5,365 voted)

Director: Gregor Jordan

Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field

A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money. Rose Byrne co-stars as a country girl, who Ledger starts a romance on his trip.

Heath Ledger - Jimmy
Bryan Brown - Pando
David Field - Acko
Tom Long - Wally
Tony Forrow - Eddie
Steven Vidler - The Man (as Steve Vidler)
Dale Kalnins - Kiwi Bob
Kiri Paramore - Les / Origami Presenter
William Drury - Jesus Freak
David Moeaki - Louise
Mathew Wilkinson - Rocket
Rose Byrne - Alex
Mary Acres - Mrs. Jones
Evan Sheaves - Pete
Jarrah Darling - Aaron

Taglines: It was only one mistake, but it was a big one

Release Date: 29 July 1999

Filming Locations: Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Germany: (DVD version) (25 fps)

Did You Know?

Acko and co (the "bad guys") drive a series of cars made by Ford whilst Wozza, Craig and Deidre (the "good guys") drive cars made by Holden. In reality, Ford and Holden are traditional rivals in the car industry and motor racing scene in Australia.

Jimmy: Well, I was gonna go see mum and Matt.
Diedre: What are you talking about. You haven't seen them in 5 years.

User Review

Boats?... Making Boats?... Well that'd be alright, wouldn't it?

Rating: 10/10

I remember catching this film on a C4 screening a year ago and I was completely blown away by the whole thing. I thought the film managed to represent such a diversity of genres; the supernatural, a love story, the intrigue of crime, and so many more.

I was hooked on the whole thing after a minute or so and was really concerned about the characters. It made me feel terrified at one second for Jimmy, and then had me laughing away at the gangsters in the next... and all the time I had my fingers crossed that things would work out for Jimbo!

Heath Ledger and Rose Bryne are superb, Bryan Brown is absolute quality and had me creasing up, along with David Field, who was funny as well as being an evil git.

Since I saw this film I managed to order it on DVD and as a result, every person I show it to has been hooked in much the same way.

This film is perfect for a Sunday afternoon or a lazy evening, and it's one that you can really appreciate with your mates around.