R | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.
Barry Humphries, who plays Blind Wally, had previously portrayed a blind character in Jim Sharman's Shock Treatment (1981). According to the production notes for that earlier movie, Humphries played the part of Bert Schnick like Dr. Caligari, a silent film villain of 1920s German Expressionist ... ...
Fuck me dead, what's that when it's at home?
Angie: Yeah? I know what me Daddy-O would say, I can just hear him, All we get in Woop Woop is that Rogersan
Angie: Rogersan, y'know Rogersan Hammerstein?
At the beginning of the movie, the opening credits state "no animals were harmed in the making of this movie..." several seconds later they add "Neither were any people."
Version shown at Cannes was 106 minutes; distributor Goldwyn recut it to the 97-minute released length.
$19,812 (USA) (15 November 1998)
$35,471 (USA) (22 November 1998)
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