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Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest ... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Wright

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Geoffrey Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aden Young ... Joe
Tara Morice ... Savina
Nadine Garner ... Roslyn
Ben Mendelsohn ... Dazey
Chantal Contouri ... Savina's Mother
Petru Gheorghiu Petru Gheorghiu ... Pop
Arthur Angel ... Paul Secchi
Richard Sutherland ... Rosco
Anita Smith Anita Smith ... Lisa (as Anita Cerdic)
Tommy Dysart ... Mr Graham
Mike Bishop Mike Bishop ... Dazey's Father
Nicholas Politis Nicholas Politis ... Paul Secchi's Boy (as Nicholas Polites)
Felix Biviano Felix Biviano ... Paul Secchi's Boy
Ed McShortall ... Ted (as Eddy McShortall)
Peter Houghton Peter Houghton ... Thomas
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Storyline

Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest in old hot cars. Joe also forms a relationship with a Satanic fellow employee. The nihilism of these young characters, coupled with parental disputes, leads to various tragedies. Written by Russell Graeber <russell_graeber@dpa.act.gov.au>

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Everything is about to go totally out of control

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1995 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Juventud frenetica See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Originally to be called "Speed" however was changed due to the Keanu Reeves film of the same name being released in the same year. See more »

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No real skin shed here
11 February 2014 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

What I remember about this movie after seeing it, was I wasn't a happy camper. Set in Melbourne, in dark dismal tones is a story of 4 messed up, disowned twenties sorts, well acted by all, especially the 'so underrated, it's no joke' Morice, as a real introverted, weird Ally Sheedy, Breakfast Club character. Garner has grown as an actress too, who just got better and better after this. Actually voted the most depressing film back in it's day, I don't remember any blood at all being shed, but the movie which I've only seen once, and I had been warned by others who had seen it, not to, just became an overlong bore. I wasn't affected or didn't care about the four twenty plus types, who did have the share of problems. I didn't care about the parents of these young adults who had nonchalant attitudes, hence their pride and joys, evolving like they have. No character in the movie was memorable, more dislikeable. The one thing I loved about Metal Skin besides it's title, was it's soundtrack. If separately rating this, I'd give it a nine, unlike it's movie which does have a strong intensity about it, in those four going nowhere characters, isolated from everyone around them, who'd you'd wanna shoot most of them. These four are the only real family, they've got. This is a disappointing feature in light of director Wright's still most powerful and best film, Romper Stomper.


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