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Romper Stomper


Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie, Alex Scott View All


Geoffrey Wright (Director), Geoffrey Wright (Screenplay) View All

Released: Sep. 16th, 1992
Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to epileptic seizures joins the skins' merry band, and helps them on their run from justice, but is her affliction also a sign of impurity?
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Citizen Rules
My favorite scene was where the older skinhead sells them a Nazi knife and Russell Crowe immediately knows it's a Hitler Youth dagger made at the end of the war in 1945 when quality metal was scarce...that scene told me more about his character than the rest of the film.
The balance gets upset by a couple of complications - one ends up being the appearance of an upper-class drug addict (Jacqueline McKenzie) in the gang's usual hang-out, while the other is the escalating gang war between the skinheads and a group of Vietnamese immigrants, which is kicked off when the skinheads assault an innocent couple at the beginning of the film.