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.
One of the few times in movies when an actor or actress makes their first appearance in the movie after their name is listed in the end credits. Shane Paxton as Sonny and Bindi Paxton as Cher don't appear in the movie until a scene after the credits are done rolling, which takes place 15 years later.
Nun in "The Sound of Music":
Maria, our abbey is not to be used as an escape. What is it you cahn't face?
All: What is it, you cunt face!
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 15 November 1998