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Two Hands (1999)

A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster 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.

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Gregor Jordan

Writer:

Gregor Jordan
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Cast

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

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 with whom Ledger starts a romance on his trip. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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It was only one mistake, but it was a big one See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There's a shot of the front yard of a house full of Holden cars. The camera pans to the letterbox showing the house number to be 186, the classic Holden engine size. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Jimmy arrives at Sharon's apartment building, the light indicates early morning/late afternoon. This would not be possible between the scene before (a 10am meeting with Pando) and the scene after (a midday swim at Bondi Beach). See more »

Quotes

Pando: Give em' ya fucking keys.
Acko: He's not taking my fucking car!
Pando: It's only gonna take twenty minutes, he needs a car, so give em ya fucking keys.
Acko: I just got the gearbox fixed.
Pando: Good, that means it works, now give em ya fucking keys.
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Referenced in Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

This Guy's In Love With You
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by The Reels
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Boats?... Making Boats?... Well that'd be alright, wouldn't it?
30 December 2002 | by d0nSee all my reviews

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.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1999 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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