Romper Stomper (1992)

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Directed by: Geoffrey Wright
Starring: Russell Crowe (Hando), Daniel Pollock (Davey), Jacqueline McKenzie (Gabe), Alex Scott (Martin)
Country: Australia
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:32:35

Plot – Spoilers:
A Melbourne neo-Nazi gang led by Hando are obsessed with the Vietnamese immigrants they believe are eating into their white spaces and lives. It’s all fun for the gang as they manage to lie low by not going beyond burglaries and late-night beatings handed to non-whites who cross their paths.

Davey is Hando’s best mate and generally goes along with whatever Hando decides. But things begin to unravel when Hando decides it’s time to take things to the next level after the gang’s favorite bar is bought over by an immigrant family. There are internal fissures too, as Davey falls in love with Hando’s girlfriend Gabe and takes on a protective role as Hando’s contempt and hatred for her intensifies.

Genres: Based on a True Story, Racism, Neo-Nazis, Incest

Random Trivia:
The character of Hando is based on jailed skinhead Dane Sweetman.

Daniel Pollock who played Davey, killed himself shortly after the movie was completed.

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