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A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

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David Michôd

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David Michôd
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Frecheville ... Joshua 'J' Cody
Bryce Lindemann Bryce Lindemann ... Paramedic #1
Paul Smits Paul Smits ... Paramedic #2
Jacki Weaver ... Janine 'Smurf' Cody
Joel Edgerton ... Barry 'Baz' Brown
Luke Ford ... Darren Cody
Sullivan Stapleton ... Craig Cody
Mirrah Foulkes ... Catherine Brown
Anthony Ahern ... Armed Robbery Detective
Justin Rosniak ... Detective Randall Roache
Michael Vice ... Hood #1
Chris Weir Chris Weir ... Hood #2
Laura Wheelwright Laura Wheelwright ... Nicky Henry
Sarah Nguyen Sarah Nguyen ... Waitress
Lucia Cai Lucia Cai ... Cashier
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Storyline

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A crime story.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Carstvo životinja See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,968, 15 August 2010

Gross USA:

$1,044,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,199,608
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filming began not long after one of the longest heat waves ever to hit Eastern Australia lasting for approximately two weeks. Melbourne, where the film was shot, recorded its hottest temperature ever during this time. See more »

Quotes

Barry Brown: Hey, so Nicole's a sweetie. Where'd ya find her?
Joshua 'J' Cody: [as J. leaves urinal] Found her at school.
Barry Brown: Where are you going?
Joshua 'J' Cody: What?
Barry Brown: Did you wash your hands?
Joshua 'J' Cody: No.
Barry Brown: You had your hands on your cock. Your hands go anywhere near your ass or your cock, you wash 'em after. Jesus, c'mon. Bit of soap, get a lather going. Rinse. Alright that's enough, now stick 'em under there.
[Gesturing towards hand dryer]
Joshua 'J' Cody: I'm invisible, these things never see me.
Barry Brown: No one's invisible, mate.
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Features Food Safari (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Sitting in Limbo
Written by Jimmy Cliff and Guilly Bright (as Guillermo Bright-Plummer)
Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Published by Island Music Limited
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
Under license from Universal-Island Records Ltd (UK)
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd
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waiting for number two
8 June 2010 | by beattygSee all my reviews

Director David Michod should be congratulated for his intelligent, quiet control over this strongly scripted, well-acted, distinctly Australian movie. All the parts came together with originality, which is not an easy task, especially with crime stories; but this one delves into the families & minds of criminals avoiding blatant stereotypes so often thrust upon the viewer. All the actors are perfectly cast and fine actors. Jacki Weaver, you nailed Smurf and Guy Pearce has become this wonderful chameleon & consummate actor who continues to surprise with his range. This is your first feature, David Michod, well I'm certainly looking forward to your second.


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